Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Should be no surprise, #tarsand cancer threat underestimated

Oil sands development in Northern Alberta(Credit: Christopher Kolaczan/Shutterstock)
Salon.com: "Its impact on the environment and climate change aside — something that environmentalists say was at once acknowledged and yet underestimated by the State Department’s impact report — the Keystone XL pipeline has been linked to a potential human health risk. According to a study released Monday, the Canadian government critically underestimated emissions of a carcinogenic toxin from the country’s oil sands."