Steve Everly and Karen Dillon of the Kansas City Star write Tuesday about how experts debated the nation’s energy policy at the fall Society of American Business Editors and Writers conference.
Everly and Dillon write, “But Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer found some flaws in Pickensâ€™ plan.
“For example, Schafer questioned whether it was wise to replace crude oil with another fossil fuel â€” natural gas. He speculated that one day more natural gas might have to be imported as well.
“Schafer said, however, that Pickens should be credited for bringing more attention to crafting an energy policy.
“‘I think the most salient part is the billions of dollars we send overseas,’ said Schafer, who spoke at a conference sponsored by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center. Pickens spoke there as well.”
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