Last week, indigenous people and organizations from Colorado and across the United States came together to raise their voices in the presidential battleground state of Colorado on the eve of the first nationally televised presidential debate.
I'm fairly sure Mitt Romney thinks he has an ace in the hole by using the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline against President Obama. So let's take a quick look at what he might say and what are the actual facts.
If you missed the 10-week "Rocket Trike Diaries" video series of my 2,150-mile ride down the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route, I have rolled the highlights into some of the most raw and compelling footage you will ever see on Keystone XL.
Keystone XL's job creation number and the idea that fracking creates great, local jobs are myths. But not only does money talk, it makes policy. In 2011, the oil and gas lobby spent nearly $150 million on lobbying.
The environmental and renewable energy communities in particular are being courted as the president's environmental record has been criticized for not achieving his campaign promises of four years ago.
Oddly, the State Department's environmental review process of the Keystone XL pipeline, carrying bitumen products from one of the planet's greatest bastions of climate wrecking carbon, does not include a consideration of climate impacts.
Pipeline companies like Transcanada, Enbridge, Shell and Kinder Morgan remind me of guys who just won't take no for an answer. They're going to keep coming back no matter what we tell them, unless we cut them off for good.