Friday, July 21, 2006

How about that Cancer Issue?

While Sweeney attacked Gillibrand's family after she was endorsed by the Sierra Club, we'd like shine the light back on Sweeney's record.

On May 11, 2006 Sweeney urged passage of a bill he is co-sponsoring, the Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Act to "help get to the bottom of what causes breast cancer and how to prevent it."

This seems an odd thing to support considering that John Sweeney (R-NY) has tried to stop, halt, and postpone indefinitely the Hudson dredging which would remove PCBs from the district's main recreational river. Sweeney stands with Corporate Lobbyists and opposed sound science on this issue.

PCBs are known carcinogens. Who wants to swim, boat and fish in cancer water?

Related: Sweeney/Sierra Club CNN Trascript from 2001.

Earlier Post: Sweeney, GE and Toxic Homes

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