Why Is the Chicago Tribune in Bed with T Boone Pickens?

by William Yeatman on March 3, 2009

Why is the Chicago Tribune again allowing its editorial page to shill for T Boone Pickens? For the second time in 5 months, the Tribune has published a self-serving opinion piece by Mr. Pickens (Our Energy Future, 16 November 2008; Solving Our Nation’s Energy Predicament, 24 February 2009).

Remove the rhetoric, and T Boone’s plan is quite simple. He wants the government to (1) force taxpayers to subsidize his wind power; (2) force taxpayers to pay for the transmission lines to deliver his wind power; (3) force consumers to buy his wind power; (4) force consumers to buy T Boone’s natural gas “saved” by usingĀ  his wind power to power their cars.

America gets expensive energy and T Boone Pickens gets rich. As CEI’s Marlo Lewis artfully put it: “This T Boone-doggle Pickens your pocket.”

techgm March 4, 2009 at 2:27 am

Pickens's true goal is to sell water. The wind farm was just a means by which his company could get eminent-domain authority to build a water pipeline from the TX panhandle to Dallas.

If he can dupe the public into shouldering some of his costs, more fool us.


me March 9, 2009 at 4:55 am


Anonymous March 17, 2009 at 7:01 pm

Sam snowdon is so dumb

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