Kansas Governor Signs T. Boone Pickens Energy Pledge

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has taken the pledge, the energy pledge that is.

The governor announced Monday that she has signed T. Boone Pickens' energy independence pledge and supports the Texas oil billionaire's call on the next president and Congress to deliver a comprehensive energy plan in the first 100 days of the next administration.

Sebelius introduced Pickens at a July town meeting in Topeka, where he started his national tour touting his plan to cut the country's dependence on foreign oil.

He wants to put up wind turbines from Texas to North Dakota, including Kansas, to replace power produced from natural gas. The freed-up natural gas then could be used to power vehicles now reliant on gasoline and diesel.

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