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Boxer Says Keystone XL Causes Cancer

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) “wants to add a new element to the Keystone XL oil pipeline debate: its effects on health,” The Hill reports.  

“The California Democrat claims negative health effects from the proposed pipeline’s development were ignored by the State Department’s environmental impact review… She said Keystone will add pollutants to the air that will increase the likelihood of peopel getting cancer or heart disease.”  

Said Boxer: “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.”

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