CEI Weekly: Senate Votes No on “Pickens Payout”

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March 16, 2012

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FEATURE: Senate Votes No on Pickens Payout

Natural gas mogul T. Boone Pickens is already a billionaire, but that hasn’t stopped him from lobbying Congress for handouts. This week, the Senate rejected  an amendment that would have subsidized natural gas vehicles and fueling stations. CEI’s Center for Energy and the Environment has long worked to expose the “Pickens Plan” as the corporate welfare that it is. See the GlobalWarming.org posts below, and listen to the podcast (right) for more information.

Myron Ebell: Strange Bedfellows Coalition (CEI and Greenpeace!) Urges Senate to Oppose NAT Gas Plan (a.k.a, the Pickens Payout)

Marlo Lewis: Senate to Consider Pickens-Your-Pocket Boondoggle Bill

William Yeatman: What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Brian McGraw: T. Boone Pickens Still Wants Subsidies

Myron Ebell: President Obama Wants to Help the Little Guys–Especially if They’re Named Boone Pickens and George Soros


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