Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Cautionary Tale: Tar Sands Oil and Health. Part 2

From:  WhoWhatWhy 

An infant breathes from an inhaler after suffering respiratory problems following a tar sands pipeline accident in Mayflower, Arkansas. By Genieve Long

The question of whether tar sands are hazardous to our health is growing stickier.

A final decision from the Obama administration on construction of the much-debated Keystone XL pipeline remains on hold, stalled by legal challenges to its planned route through the state of Nebraska.

But other questions have been raised in Congress about the possible health effects that may result from pumping 35 million gallons a day of diluted bitumen—tar sands oil—through a pipeline every day from Alberta, Canada, through the heart of America to refineries on the Gulf Coast. And there are questions that are barely being asked or answered. Here, we take a look at some of them.  MORE
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