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It's as if the president was setting it up for us. This morning, in his Earth Day proclamation, he said: "Nothing is more powerful than millions of voices calling for change."

This afternoon, as we entered the final hours of the 45-day drive for public comments, a passel of green groups announced that Americans opposed to Keystone had, in fact, sent 1,036,542 of those comments off to the State Dept. They explained all the ways that State's EIS was inadequate--a finding echoed late this afternoon, when quite astonishingly, the EPA, in its formal comments, declared that State's work was "insufficient."

The president used exactly the same line once before about the millions of voices--it was in March, in a call to the Congress to enact gun legislation. As we know, Congress was unswayed. But this time the president doesn't need to ask anyone at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. He just needs to take his own advice, listen to the voices of people who care, and shut this thing down.

We did what you asked, Mr. President. We raised our voices. Maybe it's time for you to find yours.

You can submit your comments at 350.org - today is last day!

Originally posted to DK GreenRoots on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 02:44 PM PDT.

Also republished by Climate Change SOS, Holy $h*tters, Meatless Advocates Meetup, Climate Hawks, and DFH writers group.

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