When the Senate Appropriations Committee votes Thursday on the EPA budget, Sens. Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Byron Dorgan (D-ND) say they may try to block U.S. EPA climate rules, and it's possible that Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Mark Pryor (D-AR), and Tim Johnson (D-SD) likely to join them. Meanwhile, Several cities broke summer temperature records during the United States’ fourth hottest summer on record, including New York, Philadelphia, Trenton, Wilmington, Tallahassee, and Asheville, NC. Plus...the second and third largest ocean dead zones are now in the US, in the Gulf of Mexico and off the Oregon and Washington coast, and the Pacific coast is looking at a six-fold increase in hypoxic zones over the last 20 years. Sadly, even some democrats are willing to sell out the future of mankind for a few oil industry bucks.