WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens is adding a new wrinkle to his push for U.S. energy independence: monthly updates to remind Americans how much money they’re paying for foreign oil.

Pickens, a billionaire who is spending $60 million on a high-profile campaign to boost the use of wind power and natural gas, said Tuesday the updates would be a yardstick for measuring the incoming Obama administration’s progress on its goal of eliminating Middle East oil imports within a decade.

“You watch, we will elevate the interest in this,” he said.  Read More.