Oil executive T. Boone Pickens is organizing a Virtual March on Washington, D.C., for Energy Independence on April 1-3, 2009. Pickens is calling on the “Pickens New Energy Army” and other Americans to reach out to Congress, asking them to take action now to develop a comprehensive U.S. energy plan that will make the country energy independent and reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil. During this period, virtual marchers can call, e-mail, fax and personally meet with members of Congress and their staffs with the goal of taking over 1 million actions to stress the importance of a comprehensive national energy reform that will encourage energy conservation and efficiency, and make the nation safer, cleaner and energy independent.
Owens Corning, a world leader in building materials systems and glass fiber reinforcements, American Electric Power (AEP) owner of the nation's largest electricity transmission system, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), representing hundreds of wind energy advocates from around the world, AutoNation, the world’s largest automotive retailer, Genmar Holdings, Inc, the largest privately held recreational boat manufacturer in the world, and FLW Outdoors, the world’s largest and most prestigious tournament fishing organization, along with a dozen other organizations, will support Pickens in the virtual march on Washington.
“Achieving energy independence and reducing our dependence on foreign oil are not partisan problems; they are American problems, and the Pickens New Energy Army is committed to supporting a national energy plan that will help save this nation and rebuild our economy,” Pickens said.
The Pickens New Energy Army has a large supporter base on its social network, http://push.pickensplan.com, as well as other social networking Web sites such as www.Facebook.com, www.MySpace.com, www.Twitter.com, www.YouTube.com, and www.LinkedIn.com. For more information about the Virtual March, visit http://www.pickensplan.com/virtualmarch/.