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More on Boone Pickens and power regulation in Texas: in which I test whether Rob Bradley/Master Resource is still blocking my posts by TokyoTom

Here`s Bradley`s post, A Texas-Sized Energy Problem: Republicans, Democrats, and ‘Baptists & Bootleggers’ Running Wild in the Lone Star State (Obama sends his thanks) . I left a short note wondering how Bradley could have made it through...
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More on Pickens: FOX offers soapbox for Pickens mouthpiece; Milloy responds by TokyoTom

FOX offers soapbox for Pickens mouthpiece Warren Mitchell (former chairman of Southern California Gas Company and San Diego Gas & Electric, and director and head of the compensation committee of Pickens' owned Clean Energy Fuels); Steven Milloy...

Pickens, with "a mission" as a wind crusader, shakes John Kerry's hand by TokyoTom

More from the National Review 's "Planet Gore" corner . My reaction? While we do need investments in power transmission infrastructure , do it with your own money, T. Boone . While I, along with many others, could support a rebated carbon...

More carbon tax advocacy, this time from Jerry Taylor/Cato, in a piece criticizing Pickens' plan by TokyoTom

Jerry Taylor , a senior fellow at the Cato Institute , published a pithy criticism in last week's Financial Post of T. Boone Pickens' plan to get wind subsidies and other favors from Congress; said Taylor: "Virtually every claim made by T...

Bootleggers and Baptists in Texas and DC: Texas sells Pickens eminent domain powers and wind power transmission rights for his personal 8-acre "water district", while Sierra Club helps to push wind subsidies by TokyoTom

[Update: David Zetland at his Aquanomics blog has linked to my piece , astutely noting that if one applies Bruce Yandle `s "Bootleggers and Baptists" metaphor to Pickens' campaign for wind power and transmission subsidies, Pickens as Bootlegger...

T. Boone Pickens accelerates the tragedy of the Western water commons - by connecting thirsty markets to unowned, common-pool resources by TokyoTom

The latest Business W eek magazine sports the headline, "Is Water the New Oil?" and a caricature of T. Boone Pickens . The cover story -" There Will Be Water: T. Boone Pickens thinks water is the new oil—and he's betting $100...