CEI Weekly: Senate Votes No on "Pickens Payout"

Friday, March 16, 2012




Feature: CEI helps defeat proposed subsidies for the natural gas industry.

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




An EPA Power Grab

Marlo Lewis' op-ed in The National Review


Bill Clinton's Too Spiteful to Help Govern

Ryan Young's book review in RealClearPolicy


Raising the Tipped Minimum Wage Does More Harm Than Good

Trey Kovacs and Vincent Vernuccio's op-ed in The Washington Times


The Regulatory Path to Full Employment

Ryan Young's op-ed in The American Spectator


Rising Sea Levels Seen As Threat to Coastal U.S.

Myron Ebell's citation in The New York Times


Report Maps U.S. Risks from Rising Seas in Warming World

Myron Ebell's citation in The New York Times Blogs


Highway Bill Now Over to John Boehner

Marc Scribner's citation in Politico


Verizon's Deal With Cable Companies Finds Supporters, Detractors

Ryan Radia's citation in eWeek


When 'Protections' Are Toxic

Angela Logomasini's citation on OneNewsNow










March 15, 2012: T. Boone Pickens Amendment Fails


The Senate this week voted down a highway bill amendment that would massively financially benefit natural gas mogul T. Boone Pickens. Senior Fellow Marlo Lewis explains why the Senate did the right thing, and why Washington shouldn’t be in the business of picking winners and losers in the energy marketplace.