With All This Natural Gas, Who Needs Oil?

That’s the question the Christian Science Monitor asks its readers to ponder as they consider the implications of America’s abundance of clean-burning natural gas.

“Natural gas has suddenly become almost everyone’s favorite chassis for building an energy independent future.”

According to this international news organization, both of the nominees for the presidency this year are following the path that Boone Pickens began championing in 2008 when he launched the Pickens Plan to end our addiction to imported oil and get this country the energy plan it deserves.

President Obama has pledged to “take every possible action to safely develop this energy.” Mitt Romney calls the domestic gas “a godsend.”

Pickens himself sees the use of domestic natural gas as a no-brainer:

Energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens, an early natural gas booster, contends it’s “obvious” that Washington should enact policies to encourage natural gas production and use throughout the economy.

But no matter how obvious or plentiful this energy source is, what is needed most is a willingness to put a plan in place and act on it:

“Do we have to take advantage of this?” asks Mr. Pickens, with his characteristic Texas Panhandle pragmatism. “Well, if you don’t, you’re going to go down in history as the biggest fools that ever came to town.”

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