Over the last two weeks, T. Boone Pickens, an oil-made billionaire, has been airing a TV-ad where he's been telling America we need to get off oil (See Full Story). This advertisement clearly implies "wind power" as the key to our energy independence. Pickens, himself, has invested nearly two billion dollars in creating wind power in the State of Texas.
Texas is an interesting State in our Union. Once, along with Oklahoma, it was the biggest oil producer in the United States. It is the home of many "big oil" companies. But, today, it is already the biggest "wind energy producer" in the country and soon to be even bigger (See Full Story).
What a lot of people don't know about this whole Texas-wind-thing is that George W. Bush started it all when he was Governor of Texas and pushed for and signed into law a wind-power mandate in 1999 (See Full Story). What T. Boone Pickens is doing today with wind wouldn't even be possible without that legislation. If you listen to the Democrats, they would say George W. is in bed with big oil and not interested in clean renewable energy. Right! Now, the nation's foremost, environmentally clean, wind power project has come to fruition from a couple of "big oil" guys. Go figure. (And, don't always believe all the politician's lies and how they portray people!)
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