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I was informed about a three day virtual march on Washington DC to promote the Pickens Plan by my friend and colleague, Jenny Pitkin-Emerson, owner of Emerson Search Accounting and Finance in Denver, Colorado. She encouraged me to learn more about this virtual march so I investigated the effort to see if Colorado was taking part. Geoff Bailey is the Regional Leader of Colorado for what the Pickens site calls the New Energy Army. Colorado has a blog area called the Colorado New Energy Army Blog. The seven district leaders for Colorado are David Sprecace, Michael Dolan, Scott Scharin, Ken Koch, Richard Haas, Larry Kurtz, and Joseph Soto. They are seeking pledges by Members of Congress and US Senators to use the Pickens Plan as a solution to the energy crisis.
I was extremely impressed with the information available on the site. I found the site to be both informative and educational in expressing the T. Boone Pickens plan. T. Boone Pickens is a geologist and founder of Mesa Petroleum who has a plan for the United States to reduce its dependence on foreign oil through the use of wind and thermal energy. The plan would involve replacing natural gas, a domestic energy source, with wind and thermal energy and transitioning the oil fueled automotives to natural gas generated vehicles. He makes some excellent points about the benefits of implementing his plan including our depletion of domestic oil reserves, our severe lag behind other countries in employment of natural gas vehicles, and the comparatively low cost associated with implementing a plan to reduce our dependence on foreign oil within the next 10 years.
The three day virtual march on Washington began today, April 1, 2009 and ends Friday, April 3, 2009. If you are interested in joining the 4.6 million people who began marching today, go to http://www.pickensplan.com/virtualmarch/ and check out the plan. Happy marching!