‘Ludicrous’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Positions Fracking Company to ‘Do Its Bit’
For the second year in a row, the Dallas-based Susan G. Komen Foundation is accepting $100,000 from Baker Hughes, one of the world’s largest oilfield companies, which will paint 1,000 of its gold drill bits pink as its way of ‘Doing Our Bit for the Cure’.
“The irony,” Lurie writes, “is that the fracking process injects possible and known carcinogens, including benzene, formaldehyde, and sulfuric acid, into the ground and surrounding environment.” Komen’s own website lists the cancer risk of some of the chemicals released through the fracking process, and InsideCimate News has reported extensively on the fracking industry’s health impacts.
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Advocacy group Breast Cancer Action called out the Komen/Baker Hughes partnership as “the most ludicrous piece of pink sh*t” of the year.