Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens is stopping in Lafayette today and will be joined by U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette.

                                    T. Boone Pickens
Pickens and Boustany will be at Apache CNG Pump at 515 E. Verot School Road, where they likely will discuss the future of energy production in America.

Advocate Washington bureau columnist Jordan Blum writes:

They are expected to discuss increased natural gas production and a push toward American energy independence by promoting more domestic drilling at the free public event.

The Oklahoma-based Pickens currently chairs the hedge fund, BP Capital Management. The so-called "Pickens Plan" involves reducing American reliance on foreign oil by creating more domestic production and also in heavily investing in more alternative wind power.
Boustany is facing off against U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry, R-New Iberia, among others, for the redrawn 3rd Congressional District in southwest Louisiana.

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