Mayor Cornett endorses Pickens Plan

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 6:30 pm
By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Tuesday, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett officially endorsed Oklahoman T. Boone Pickens' plan to reduce American's dependence on foreign oil.

"I'm endorsing the Pickens Plan because it's never been more clear that we must explore alternative energies on our own soil," said Mayor Cornett. "And Oklahoma City should be a leader in that effort. Minimizing our dependence on foreign oil will have many positive effects. I'm proud that an Oklahoman like T. Boone Pickens has given this issue such a boost."

Mayor Cornett signed the "Pickens Plan Pledge." The pledge asks both Congress and the President to reduce foreign oil dependency by 30 percent in 10 years.

"I encourage other mayors and elected officials to join me in signing this pledge, so our representatives in Washington know where we stand," said Mayor Cornett. "Oklahoma City is a center for alternative energy research, and we need to encourage that."