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Boxer warns Keystone will cause cancer
The Hill ^ | February 26, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez

Posted on 02/26/2014 12:23:41 PM PST by jazusamo

Sen. Barbara Boxer wants to add a new element to the Keystone XL oil pipeline debate: its effects on health.

The California Democrat claims negative health effects from the proposed pipeline's development were ignored by the State Department's environmental impact review.

"The Environmental Impact Statement was woefully inadequate when it came to exploring human impacts of the pipeline," Boxer said Wednesday at a press conference held with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and anti-Keystone XL activists and environmentalists. She said Keystone will add pollutants to the air that will increase the likelihood of peopel getting cancer or heart disease.

"I do believe the public health impacts are something that average people can really relate to because they know cancer is the second leading cause of death in this country — heart disease is number one -— and all of this filthy air contributes to both of those," she said.

Boxer and Whitehouse will send a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry detailing the health impacts of the pipeline, which they hope he will consider when determining whether Keystone XL is in the nation's best interests.

The State Department is currently in the national determination phase of its review, which lasts for 90 days. While the department's environmental analysis said the pipeline developed by TransCanada would not significantly increase greenhouse gas emissions, Boxer claims more information is needed on the human impacts.

"As tar sands oil flows to our gulf coast refineries it will increase toxic pollution that already plagues communities like Port Arthur Texas, which is near many refineries that will process tar sands," Boxer said.

Boxer said hearings on the topic are a possibility but nothing is set in stone. Her goal is to get President Obama and Kerry's attention.

Advocates of the pipeline say it would not exacerbate pollution and would provide a safer alternative than railcars for transporting crude oil. Those supporting the pipeline, which would carry crude from oil sands in Alberta, Canada, to Gulf refineries, argue opponents are simply trying to delay an already dragged out process.

"Keystone XL clearly passes President Obama's climate test, so opponents are scrambling to find any other way to slow down the process," said Katie Brown, spokeswoman for industry-supported group Oil Sands Fact Check, in a statement.

Boxer made the push one day after fellow Democrat Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.) said the Government Accountability Office told him it would probe the process of State's environmental analysis for the pipeline.

A GAO spokesmen said Grijalva's request will go through the normal review process, which takes a few weeks. Boxer mentioned she plans to formally back Grijalva's request to have the GAO conduct an investigation.

Obama recently told governors gathered at the White House that a decision on the $5.4 billion project would be made in "a couple of months."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barbaraboxer; boxer; cancer; energy; keystonepipeline; keystonexl; liberalloon; pipeline
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Babs never misses a trick.
1 posted on 02/26/2014 12:23:41 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Perhaps she is upset that she hasn’t figured out a way to hustle any money out of it...yet.


2 posted on 02/26/2014 12:25:52 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: jazusamo

Boxer is an idiot.


3 posted on 02/26/2014 12:26:21 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: jazusamo

Utterly shameless.

She’d eat a plate of sh!t on camera and claim it tasted like pizza if they told her to.


4 posted on 02/26/2014 12:26:36 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: jazusamo

Even if dangerous, wouldn’t it be far less dangerous than running thousands of trainloads of tank cars? How many people does Boxer want to kill with train cancer?


5 posted on 02/26/2014 12:27:57 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: jazusamo

Boxer should shut up and let senators from the effected states speak for themselves. Since when did California get to tell the rest of the country what to do?


6 posted on 02/26/2014 12:28:18 PM PST by Avid Coug
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To: jazusamo

Sounds like an end-stage desperate lie. She must have inside info that it’s going through.


7 posted on 02/26/2014 12:28:48 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Avid Coug

Just like the Trans Alaska Pipeline wiped out the caribou.


8 posted on 02/26/2014 12:29:31 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: jazusamo

Idiocy is the root cause of Marxism.


9 posted on 02/26/2014 12:29:48 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: jazusamo

Ah shaddap, sanator Babs, no one is interested in your damn lies.


10 posted on 02/26/2014 12:31:04 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: jazusamo

Uhm, Babs...Babe...

You know this is a load of Shiite.

If your husband owned any rights of way on Keystone you would be touting its curative effects on cancer and requesting studies on how it and other pipelines might be of benefit for all kinds of maladies including birth defects and stupidity.

Hell, Think of all children and we could lessen their exposure to Windex....


11 posted on 02/26/2014 12:31:45 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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Women and children hardest hit.
12 posted on 02/26/2014 12:32:27 PM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: jazusamo
Keystone will cause cancer

Warning: Barbara Boxer may have an adverse effect on your I.Q.

13 posted on 02/26/2014 12:33:07 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Avid Coug

When they learned how to spell affected, which was caused by certain effects.

Luv it here but, the morons running it have no shame.

They are too stoopit to know any different...


14 posted on 02/26/2014 12:33:10 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: jazusamo

Boxer is dumber than a sack of hammers...


15 posted on 02/26/2014 12:34:18 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Steely Tom

I hope your right about that info, if so she’s saddened. She’s got to be the Cynthia McKinney of the senate.


16 posted on 02/26/2014 12:34:33 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Jim Robinson

“Boxer is an idiot.”
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Plus 1


17 posted on 02/26/2014 12:35:22 PM PST by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: jazusamo

So, is Ms. Boxer a Chemical Engineer or an Oncologyst?


18 posted on 02/26/2014 12:35:36 PM PST by G Larry (Did You Like That Better?)
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To: Jim Robinson

You’re dead on the mark on both counts!


19 posted on 02/26/2014 12:35:47 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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20 posted on 02/26/2014 12:37:52 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Steely Tom

Because of the the cancer in the middle east do to their pipelines, right...


21 posted on 02/26/2014 12:38:56 PM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: jazusamo

she said Keystone will add pollutants to the air...

Absolute insanity.

We won’t burn more oil products because of the pipeline.

It will replace oil brought in from farther away locations that consumed more energy to bring them in.

If it isn’t built, the same Canadian oil will be transported still, to farther away locations consuming even more energy, releasing still more pollution.

Insanity. It is why I write environMENTALists.


22 posted on 02/26/2014 12:39:19 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: jazusamo

Any truth to the rumor that Boxer is a pedophile? (As long as we are spreading rumors)


23 posted on 02/26/2014 12:40:15 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Boxer is an idiot.


24 posted on 02/26/2014 12:41:25 PM PST by Iron Munro (Eight died on that bridge at Concord, back in 1775. How many will it take this time?)
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To: thackney

Thanks, I thought I’d read the Keystone crude would replace imported products.


25 posted on 02/26/2014 12:42:01 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Well she and her Satanic party are a cancer in my book.


26 posted on 02/26/2014 12:42:14 PM PST by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: jazusamo

Kali’s finest.


27 posted on 02/26/2014 12:42:15 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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28 posted on 02/26/2014 12:42:43 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: jazusamo

Only thing causing cancer in the USA is the Democrat Party and it’s agenda. It’s killing the country little by little and very painfully so.


29 posted on 02/26/2014 12:46:33 PM PST by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: jazusamo

The “Keystone Cops”: always the same ragtag, bumbling misfits.


30 posted on 02/26/2014 12:47:07 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: jazusamo

Hey, Babs. How about Warren Buffett’s rail crashes and spills? Those OK?


31 posted on 02/26/2014 12:48:43 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: jazusamo

Boxer will cause insanity...


32 posted on 02/26/2014 12:50:16 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: jazusamo

Oil is a cancer to Marxism.

Pray America wakes up


33 posted on 02/26/2014 12:51:31 PM PST by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 coming soon)
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To: jazusamo

Are there and Democrats who are not shameless demagogues? Like other Democrats, Boxer will say anything she thinks will hook the sheeple


34 posted on 02/26/2014 12:52:24 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: jazusamo

Boxer should focus her attention on the radioactive tsunami headed toward California from Japan.


35 posted on 02/26/2014 12:52:42 PM PST by macglencoe (You see what the left hand is doing, but you should be watching the right hand.)
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To: jazusamo

I’m allergic to stupidity. Just seeing the headline gave me a rash.


36 posted on 02/26/2014 12:54:28 PM PST by AU72
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To: dennisw

Well put, like their idol in the WH they’ll say whatever they think the voters want to hear.


37 posted on 02/26/2014 12:56:59 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Boxer? I’m disappointed she didn’t try to blame ingrown toenails on Keystone.


38 posted on 02/26/2014 1:00:46 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: jazusamo

I thought Mike Tyson was warning us about cheap beer.


39 posted on 02/26/2014 1:03:20 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jazusamo

That stupid bitch isn’t fit to run a checkout line at a Walmart(not putting down Walmart cashiers as they are above her), let alone be a US Senator.


40 posted on 02/26/2014 1:12:58 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: KarlInOhio

..........and here I was all the while thinking that train cancer had been eradicated!


41 posted on 02/26/2014 1:13:23 PM PST by muglywump (Seven days without laughter makes one weak.)
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To: jazusamo; potlatch; PhilDragoo

All you need to know is that big 0 contributor Warren Buffett owns the trains carrying the Canadian oil because we have no Pipeline. It’s been an enviro hazard in towns where the trains derailed, but since when would Eco facts change their mind?


42 posted on 02/26/2014 1:13:43 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: jazusamo

After living in Southern California, and seeing the place that was, at one time the family property, which is under the Long Beach Canal and the Standard Oil right-of-ways on the parts of the foregone property not inundated by the Canal, I look again at Senator Boxer’s statements, and have a reply”

“The only pipeline that I see creating any carcinogens dangerous to human beings, is the Senator’s, having teeth at one point of origin, and at the terminus, a receptacle, inviting her voiced opinions to be securely planted there.”


43 posted on 02/26/2014 1:14:26 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: jazusamo; potlatch; PhilDragoo

All you need to know is that big 0 contributor Warren Buffett owns the trains carrying the Canadian oil because we have no Pipeline. It’s been an enviro hazard in towns where the trains derailed, but since when would Eco facts change their mind?


44 posted on 02/26/2014 1:14:48 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: Jim Robinson

That is “Senator Idiot” to you.


45 posted on 02/26/2014 1:14:55 PM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: KarlInOhio

Exactly, it is going to get to the refineries one way or another, so her point is moot.


46 posted on 02/26/2014 1:15:14 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: jazusamo

I didn’t know she was a medical doctor. And exactly how many times has she been to Port Arthur, Texas? Good grief.

What I wish would happen - if a state can produce oil, gas or coal and they don’t, they should have everything that runs on oil, gas or coal or anything produced by oil, gas or coal immediately shut off. Wonder how many minutes it would take for them to holler uncle.


47 posted on 02/26/2014 1:22:46 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: jazusamo

she is cancer


48 posted on 02/26/2014 1:25:49 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: jazusamo

We are going to run the same amount of oil through our refineries, barring any other changes.

So maybe some OPEC oil gets replaced with Canadian.

The pipeline would not mean more refinery output, just a change in where the input came from.


49 posted on 02/26/2014 1:33:37 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: jazusamo

What incredible stupidity.


50 posted on 02/26/2014 1:36:58 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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