I'd prefer to think that Mr Pickens has made his fortune, and is seeing the country go down the tubes because of the cost of oil.. so maybe he wants to help out the situation.. Yes he will probably make some money while he's at it,, but at his age, just how much money can you spend...??
Maybe, just maybe he really does love America and is trying to do the patriotic thing, and help out with the future of our country??? I hope so.
I hope his venture pans out, we need to get on the road to energy independance..
Drill in the arctic, the caribou and bears like us.. AND, lets keep that oil for our country,, don't sell it to China and Japan.. let them pay the high world-prices for oil... We've been the natural resource supplier for way too much of our competetors' growth.