Building the Keystone XL pipeline may cause people to get cancer, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) warned Wednesday at a Capitol Hill news conference.
“How are more Americans with cancer in the national interest? How is it in the national interest when kids playing baseball have to duck and cover from dangerous pollution?,” Boxer said, making her case against building the oil pipeline. Sen. Boxer also claimed people in Canada “impacted by tar sands extraction” of oil have developed cancer.
Given Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D.-Nev.) objection to anecdotal health evidence yesterday, it’s interesting that Boxer chose to use anecdotal health evidence to bolster her argument against the Keystone pipeline.