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.
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.
The US Senate blocked a measure Tuesday that would have authorized construction of the Keystone XL pipeline as Democrats chose their pro-environment base over an old friend -- embattled Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu.