Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | March 26, 2009

Kentucky environmental attorney Sanders says it is time for all good men and women to virtually march on Washington for new energy policy.

T. Boone Pickens is organizing a Virtual March on Washington to be held April 1-3, 2009.  The purpose of the Virtual March is to organize his 1.4 million volunteers in a way that will have an impact on Washington.  Between now and the beginning of the Easter recess, Congress will shift its focus to developing energy legislation. 

 

Pickens wants wind energy and natural gas to be big players in our country’s energy future and therefore key elements in the federal legislation.  There are several pillars to the Pickens Plan:

 

  • Create millions of new jobs by building out the capacity to generate up to 22 percent of our electricity from wind. And adding to that with additional solar capacity;
  • Building a 21st century backbone electrical grid;
  • Providing incentives for homeowners and the owners of commercial buildings to upgrade their insulation and other energy saving options; and
  • Using America’s natural gas to replace imported oil as a transportation fuel.

While dependence on foreign oil is a critical concern, it is not a problem that can be solved in isolation.

To keep our great country growing, we must think about energy in the big picture, and that begins by considering our energy alternatives and thinking about how we will fuel our world in the next 10 to 20 years and beyond.

 

To make sure his Pickens Plan is not forgotten in the current economic turmoil, Pickens is organizing a Virtual March on Washington April 1-3, 2009 with the aim of pushing renewable energy legislation over the goal line. 

 

Pickens also wants his volunteers to take action between now and then through various online and in-district activities to keep pressure on Congress to support the Pickens Plan.  I have signed up to electronically march on Washington to keep hope alive that we can free our great country from the bondage of foreign oil.  The link to Picken’s virtual march is http://www.pickensplan.com/virtualmarch/

T Boone Pickens and his virtual marching army of volunteers to storm Washington in April

T Boone Pickens and his virtual marching army of volunteers to storm Washington in April

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