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 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.
Mineral owners left out of the energy boom in Colorado and other states are mobilizing to fight local fracking bans they say are depriving them of billions of dollars in oil and natural-gas royalties.
"Every single voter, every single citizen in the whole nation needs to contact their senators right now and support the implementation of the KXL pipeline." General Tony Clark (Ret.) on the importance of passing the Keystone XL pipeline next Tuesday, Nov. 18 (Fox News Radio interview).
Congress inched closer Friday to a possible showdown with President Barack Obama over the Keystone XL oil pipeline as the Republican-controlled House approved the project. Supporters in the Democratic-run Senate predicted they will get the 60 votes needed to pass it next week