Oklahoma City mayor endorses Pickens Plan

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett is the latest government official to endorse the so-called "Pickens Plan.''

Native Oklahoman and billionaire energy magnate T. Boone Pickens is funding the multimedia campaign, which is designed to bring more focus to solving the nation's energy crisis.

Pickens has proposed increasing the use of wind power for electricity, thus freeing up natural gas to be used more commonly as a vehicle fuel.

Cornett says he's endorsing the Pickens Plan because he believes it's clear that Americans need to explore alternative energies on their own soil. He says Oklahoma City should be a leader in that effort.

Cornett's endorsement of the Pickens Plan comes one day after Gov. Brad Henry did the same.