So this happened:
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the foundation known for painting everything pink and, in one extremely controversial decision, pulling its grants from Planned Parenthood, has found a partner in Baker Hughes, a major drilling services company. The result: Baker Hughes is rolling out one thousand pink drill bits this October. Seriously.
Of the 190-some chemicals commonly used by the industry, we’re lacking publicly available information about the safety of about a third of them. And in August, a federal study tested urine samples in workers who monitor fracking flowback, and found that some had been exposed to “higher than recommended” levels of benzene, a known carcinogen.
So apparently some dudes in my hometown (The Woodlands) are painting drill bits pink…and these drill bits will be used in drilling locations that will potentially be fracked in the future.
Also some of the chemicals used in fracking might be ‘carcinogens’, or cancer-causing substances.
And Susan G. Komen is sponsoring these operations?
Oh, the irony of it all.