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Meet the Bi-Partisan Group of Senators Pressuring Obama to Speed Up Destruction of the Planet

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The following day, responding in part to police violence, local supporters in Nacogdoches joined with blockaders for a rally and candlelight vigil at Cherokee County Jail, where some protesters are still being held with high bail on extreme felony charges. Combined bail for the 11 arrested is $132,250.

One reason for strong local support from Nacogdoches is that Keystone XL threatens local water resources.  According to a Tar Sands Blockade news release:

"Today's Day of Action [Nov. 19] is in solidarity with local landowners struggling to protect their water and land from TransCanada's toxic tar sands pipeline.

"Keystone XL would cross 16 large rivers in Texas, including the site of today's latest tree blockade, the scenic Angelina River. Nestled amongst 50-foot pine trees in forested bottomlands, the tree blockaders have settled in for a long standoff in protection of their fresh drinking and agricultural water. The waters downstream feed into the popular Sam Rayburn Reservoir, the largest lake entirely within the state of Texas, renowned for its angling opportunities and competitions."

18 U.S. Senators Happy to Risk the Planet  

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The White House has not yet responded to the letter from 18 Senators urging the President to approve the Keystone pipeline as soon as possible.  The nine Democrats (left) and nine Republicans are mostly from oil states:

Max Baucus (D-Mont.)                                  John Hoeven (R-N.D.)

Jon Tester (D-Mont.)                                    Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)

Kent Conrad (D-N.D.)                                    Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas)

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Mary Landrieu (D-LA)                                    Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)

Mark Pryor (D-Ark.)                                      David Vitter (R-La.)

Jim Webb (D-VA)                                         John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)

Mark Begich (D-Alaska)                                 Mike Johanns (R-Neb.

Kay Hagan (D-N.C.)                                      Richard Lugar (R-Ind.)

Joe Manchin (D-W.V.)                                   Rob Portman (R-Ohio)

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Despite on the climate science available to them today, whether they've looked at it or not, they've decided that it's in the best interest of the United States to ask the President to commit a crime against humanity.

Their rationale, as puts it, with two false assertions to support the conclusion:

"Climate change is an imaginary threat. The fiscal cliff is not.

"It's time for real job and economic growth."

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