It seems as though the polarization of the United States is increasing. As issues continue to emerge, the spin is spun and citizens of this once united nation find themselves at odds with neighbors, friends, coworkers and even family. One recent issue involves the passage of the Keystone XL pipeline.
With environmental groups rallying outside Thursday, the governor's Oil and Gas Task Force grappled with matters of local control that sparked controversy in multiple Northern Colorado communities this year, including Fort Collins.
The activist group Earthworks has been invited to testify at today's meeting of the Colorado oil and gas task force. Based on past experience with other activist organizations, Earthworks will likely present itself to the task force, news media and general public as a group that simply wants to improve the way oil and gas development is regulated. But the facts tell a very different story.