Friday, June 17, 2011

Junk Science Week

Peter Foster on the junk opposition to Keystone XL pipeline:

... Invoking the Deepwater Horizon is typical of the kind of junk science unloaded by opponents of Keystone XL
... Environmental NGOs claim that the diluted bitumen, or DilBit, that the line will carry (along with other types of crude oil) presents a cancer-causing Franken-liquid that not merely threatens to eat through the pipeline but also to flood “sensitive ecosystems,”
... But then this isn’t about sense, it’s about a political battle for greater control of our lives, fought for, and with, junk science.
Scott Stinson on the persistence of the bisphenol-A scare:

... when Health Canada concludes, as it did last year after yet more study, “that the current dietary exposure to BPA through food packaging uses is not expected to pose a health risk to the general population, including newborns and infants,” does it reverse course and undo the ban? Pah. Too controversial.

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