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T. Boone Pickens and Charles Koch Spar Over U.S. Natural-Gas Subsidies

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Investor T. Boone Pickens has a vision of American highways in which trucks are powered by natural gas—and nudged along by government subsidies. Charles Koch, one of the richest men in the country, is gunning hard to block taxpayer money from boosting his fellow billionaire’s dream.

The oil-patch titans are brawling over a congressional bill that would provide tax breaks to trucking companies for 18-wheelers that run on natural gas instead of oil.

Mr. Pickens, a limelight-loving, veteran energy investor who owns part of a company that installs natural-gas fueling stations, has spent tens of millions of dollars promoting an  WSJ.com



3 Comments on "T. Boone Pickens and Charles Koch Spar Over U.S. Natural-Gas Subsidies"

  1. DC on Wed, 25th May 2011 11:36 am 

    How Surreal, A hyper-corrupt plutocrat dueling with a veteran defender of the fossil-fuel status-quo. Surreal is the word. Who do you root for when you want both of them to fail?

  2. rangerone314 on Wed, 25th May 2011 12:24 pm 

    I guess it is like when I first saw the Godfather movies as a kid, and realized it didn’t make sense to root for any particular group of gangsters because none of them were good guys.

    You just watch and eat your popcorn.

  3. Kenz300 on Thu, 26th May 2011 2:07 am 

    The Koch brothers are doing a great disservice to the country and the world.

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