Gov. Bill Richardson, D-N.M., became the first governor to sign the pledge to join T. Boone Pickens' campaign to lessen U.S. dependence on foreign oil.
‘Bill Richardson is a man of vision and a man of action,’ says Pickens. ‘I salute him for his leadership in urging the next administration in Washington – whoever wins in November – to make reducing our dependence on foreign oil an absolute priority during the first 100 days of his presidency.’
Pickens was in Albuquerque for a town hall meeting at which nearly 2,000 people listened to him explain his plan to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil by 30% over the next 10 years.
While Richardson says there are elements of the plan he is concerned about, he supports Pickens in calling on the next president to develop immediately a comprehensive energy plan that reduces U.S. oil dependence and promotes renewable energy on a massive scale.
Pickens' pan calls for a 30% reduction on the country's dependence on foreign oil within 10 years by using renewable resources and expanding the national electrical grid.
SOURCE: T. Boone Pickens