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.
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
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.
8:00 am: A Siegel.
11:00 am: Jane Fleming Kleeb, Executive Director of Bold Nebraska.
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.