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As many of you know, we are holding a blogathon this week on Daily Kos to solicit comments from you in opposing the Keystone XL Pipeline.  

Why is it necessary for you to participate in it?  I'll quote from 350.org, one of our coalition partners

It's time to take a stand against the Keystone XL pipeline, a dangerous and destructive project that would pump over one million barrels of dirty "tar sands" oil from Canada to the USA every day.  The oil in the Keystone pipeline could poison drinking water, threaten the communities it runs through, and wreck the climate.

But there's good news: the Keystone XL pipeline cannot be built without a "presidential permit" from the Obama Administration.  Let's turn up the pressure to make sure President Obama rejects the pipeline.

The clock is ticking: the State Department has said it will make a final decision on whether or not to issue a presidential permit deeming the pipeline in our "national interest" by the end of this year.  We know more pollution and more climate change are not in any nation's interest, so we’re calling on President Obama to step up and display the kind of lead.

Read more from 350.org - XL Dissent Inspires More Keystone Protests Across the Nation.

It is very easy to submit your comments.  Yes, you can post multiple comments.  Just follow the below guidelines.

Keystone XL Pipeline "Public Comments" Blogathon: March 3-7, 2014






The public comment period for the National Interest Determination ends on March 7, 2014. We have a coalition seeking public comments to oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline.

You can write your own comment to post at regulations.gov. Or, you can copy from one of the comment templates available from the list below. It's preferrable to tweak the template a little with your own words so that it does not resemble a boilerplate comment.





Let your voice be heard by opposing the Keystone XL Pipeline.  
The deadline for submission of comments is March 7, 2014.

350.org
Bold Nebraska
Center for Biological Diversity
CCAN or Chesapeake Climate Action Network

CREDO
Energy Action Coalition
Environmental Action
Friends of the Earth
League of Conservation Voters
Moms Clean Air Force
Montana Environmental Information Center
National Wildlife Federation
Natural Resources Defense Council
Northern Plains Resource
Oil Change International
Rainforest Action Network
Sierra Club


Our Daily Kos community organizers are Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse, rb137, JekyllnHyde, citisven, peregrine kate, John Crapper, Aji, and Kitsap River, with Meteor Blades serving as the group's adviser.

Here is the complete, updated Diary Schedule for the blogathon.  We expect to have additional diarists and if all goes well, there should also be a prominent lawmaker or two posting in the next couple of days.  


Keystone XL Pipeline "Public Comments" Blogathon: March 3-7, 2014


Diary Schedule - All Times Pacific




Let your voice be heard by opposing the Keystone XL Pipeline.  
The deadline for submission of comments is 11:59 pm on March 7, 2014.

This Daily Kos blogathon team is part of a coalition seeking public comments to oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline.  More details are in this diary posted on Monday, March 3 by Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse - Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, Van Jones, Winona LaDuke in DK Blogathon XL Comment Campaign.

Please tweet all diaries posted during the week, feel free to link to your Facebook pages, and remember to republish each diary to your DK Groups.

  • Tuesday, March 4

1:00 pm: A Titanic Shift - KXL Public Comments Blogathon by John Crapper.

  • Wednesday, March 5

8:00 am: A Siegel.
11:00 am: Representative Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ/3rd), Co-chair, Congressional Progressive Caucus.
1:00 pm: Randy Thompson, Nebraska landowner and plaintiff challenging Nebraska state law.
3:00 pm: TBD.
5:00 pm: TheLittleOne.  (Only 9 years old at the time in 2013, TLO™ became the youngest diarist in the history of Daily Kos)
7:00 pm: WarrenS.

  • Thursday, March 6

8:00 am: FishOutofWater.
11:00 am: Van Jones, President & Co-founder of Rebuild the Dream.
1:00 pm: catilinus.
3:00 pm: James Wells.
5:00 pm: Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse.

  • Friday, March 7

11:00 am: Jane Fleming Kleeb, Executive Director of Bold Nebraska.
1:00 pm: Jamie Henn, Strategy/Communications Director and Co-Founder of 350.org.
5:00 pm: Bill McKibben, President and Co-Founder of 350.org.
7:00 pm: Aji.

Our Daily Kos community organizers are Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse, rb137, JekyllnHyde, citisven, peregrine kate, John Crapper, Aji, and Kitsap River, with Meteor Blades serving as the group's adviser.


Please republish these diaries to your Daily Kos Groups.  You can also follow all postings by clicking this link for the Climate Change SOS Blogathon Group. Then, click 'Follow' and that will make all postings show up in 'My Stream' of your Daily Kos page.

Originally posted to Climate Change SOS on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 07:01 PM PST.

Also republished by Kitchen Table Kibitzing, Support the Dream Defenders, DK GreenRoots, Kosowatt, Moving Planet, and Climate Hawks.

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