The classic case of "screw you, I've got mine."
8,600 acres of the Cumberland Forest owned by University of Tennessee-Knoxville will be leased off to the oil and gas industry this August in a new form of "frackademia" - and one of the top financial beneficiaries will be the family of Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, who sits on UT-Knoxville's Board of Trustees.
T. Boone Pickens is apparently very upset that President Obama has been calling for the rich to pay their fair share in taxes and on this Wednesday's Morning Joe, he wanted to do plenty of griping about it, but wasn't willing to be straight forward
Andrea Mitchell Gives T. Boone Pickens Free Airtime To Push His Energy Plan. Meanwhile, His Huge Water Grab Goes Unmentioned
After talking about how the Democrats and Republicans took symbolic votes this week on oil company subsidies and increased offshore drilling, both of which are expected to go nowhere, Andrea Mitchell brought on T. Boone Pickens to discuss drilling
(video h/t Heather) Sigh. Apparently David Brooks didn't write a full column on Natural Gas that he could read on the air this week, so he had to read from some industry literature on the subject. It sure sounded that way to me: MR.