Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Zaproot Picks Apart Pickens Plan

Back in July, we blogged about Texas oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens and his strategy to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil by investing in domestic renewable resources, particularly wind power. In a series of videos on his YouTube channel, Pickens has outlined his plan to build the largest wind farm in Pampa, Texas—and his company, Mesa Power, had already committed $2 billion toward financing the project.

But while many are praising Pickens’ crusade, one group of citizen journalists is taking him on. Zaproot, a news show devoted to environmental issues, decided to take a closer look at the Pickens Plan and the circumstances out of which it evolved—and, according to their latest video, there’s more to Pickens’ selfless crusade than meets the eye:


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