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Media Advisory for September 9
Contact: David Willett, 202-675-6698


First Night of Clean Energy Solutions Call Draws 12K Participants
Pickens, Pope Discuss True Energy Independence

On the first of two nationwide conference calls, over twelve thousand people participated in a discussion with Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope and oil, gas and wind entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens to discuss the solutions that will bring about true energy independence.  The second of these calls will occur tonight, Tuesday September 9th, at 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PT

Along with a back-and-forth between Pope and Pickens on the Pickens Plan and other ways to address energy independence and global warming, the two also discussed upcoming legislative debates in the House and Senate and took questions from listeners on topics like: Where will the natural gas come from? Why isn't Big Oil drilling the areas they already have access to? How do we upgrade the grid to handle wind power? and more.

What: National conference call on clean energy solutions
           (open to the public)

Who: Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope
          T. Boone Pickens, founder and chairman, BP Capital Management,

When:  Tuesday, September 9, 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PT

Dial 1-877-229-8493 and enter access code 13439


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