Just when you thought Komen had gone too far, they go one step further

Pink drill bits

I had to post the following story. The hypocrisy is almost as bad as their tie in with KFC. Guess they still haven’t learned.

Critics blast Susan G. Komen foundation for pink drill bits

Published: Monday, October 13, 2014

Outrage has been building after the Susan G. Komen foundation announced earlier this month it was going to paint thousands of an oil field services company’s hydraulic fracturing drill bits pink.

Online opposition, including a petition with over 12,000 signatures, is pressing the breast cancer awareness foundation to end its partnership with Baker Hughes Inc.

“It’s the height of hypocrisy for Komen to claim to be fighting to cure breast cancer, while helping the fracking industry clean up its much-deserved toxic reputation for exposing people to some of the very same toxins that cause breast cancer in the first place,” petition organizers stated.

While no conclusive link has been proved, some studies suggest exposure to benzene, a chemical used in hydraulic fracturing, increases the risk of cancer.

Industry blog Energy in Depth shot back at what it called a “fringe faction” pushing the petition, “spreading mis-and disinformation about oil and gas development.”

Susan G. Komen said in a statement that Baker Hughes made “a flat donation to Komen, not tied to sales of the pink drill bits or any other product. We appreciate the efforts of Baker Hughes employees to show support for women and men facing breast cancer” (Joshua Cain, Fuel Fix, Oct. 10). –DTB

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