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November 9, 2009
T. Boone Pickens coming to Connecticut
Just wanted to call attention to U.S. Rep. John Larson's comment that he plans to bring Pickens to Goodwin College soon to talk about energy options. Pickens is doing fascinating stuff these days.
Larson issued this press release a few hours after disclosing the news in Bristol...
Larson: T. Boone Pickens Coming to Connecticut for a Town Hall Forum
“I am proud to welcome T. Boone Pickens and his mission for an independent energy future of our nation to Connecticut”
Hartford, CT- Today, U.S. Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, made a major announcement concerning his upcoming town hall discussion on the economy and decreasing our nation’s dependence on foreign oil.
Congressman Larson will be joined by T. Boone Pickens, energy pioneer and creator of the Pickens Plan, for a public forum at Goodwin College in East Hartford on Tuesday, November 24th from 4:00-5:30pm.
“I am proud to welcome T. Boone Pickens and his mission for an independent energy future for our nation to Connecticut. Since the launch of the Pickens Plan, he has recruited millions of Americans to join in a goal that I completely support creating a new clean energy economy for America,” said Congressman Larson. “Connecticut is home to a thriving clean energy sector that will stimulate job growth throughout the state.”
“It’s fitting we are hosting this forum at the River Campus of Goodwin College, a property that housed a now defunct oil terminal. Today, Goodwin College is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the state.”
The Pickens Plan focuses on reducing America's dependence on foreign oil and encourages the development of alternative energy sources like wind and natural gas. Since its inception over a year ago, T. Boone Pickens has recruited millions of American citzens, corporations and businesses, as well as political leaders to actively join in the mission.
Congressman Larson, a member of the Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming, is an original co-sponsor of the NAT GAS Act which is strongly supported by Mr. Pickens. The legislation will make domestic natural gas a more accessible alternative to imported oil while decreasing greenhouse gas emissions and urban pollution in vehicles.
“I look forward to Mr. Pickens’ visit to East Hartford and I encourage any individual interested in setting a new course for our nation’s energy future to attend the forum on November 24th.”
To RSVP or obtain further information about the town hall forum, please contact Congressman Larson’s office at 860-278-8888.
What: Town Hall Forum on the Economy and Energy with T. Boone Pickens