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April 12, 2012

T. Boone Pickens on Morning Joe: 'I've Lost My A--' in Wind Power - 'The Jobs Are in the Oil and Gas Industry'

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Oilman T. Boone Pickens made a statement on MSNBC's Morning Joe yesterday that should make even Barack Obama, his fellow Dems, and every other green jobs advocate sit up and take notice.

"The jobs are in the oil and gas industry in the United States" ... "I've lost my a--" in wind power."

Pickens went on to say what Obama and his fellow Democrats certainly don't want to hear:

Early in the segment, Mike Barnicle asked Pickens what he would do to create a cheap, environmentally sound energy program.

After joking he'd rather be president than Secretary of Energy, Pickens said, "If I was president, I'd get an energy policy for America. You're the only country in the world without an energy policy and you use 25 percent of the oil. We're insane. And we have resources in America that we could have an energy policy."

As for so-called energy independence, "I wouldn't want to be," Pickens said, "because I want to work with the Canadians. But we work with the Canadians like they're the enemy sometimes. We tell them they can't bring a Keystone pipeline to the United States...That's 250 billion barrels of oil that the United States would capture for our use."

Pickens continued, "You know that wind and solar are not going to move an eighteen-wheeler."

More at NewsBusters.

Posted by Hyscience at April 12, 2012 8:54 AM

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