There Really is a Pink Drill Bit for Fracking

The moment you see a post on social media that’s too crazy, too good or too stupid to be true like fracking companies using pink drill bits to raise breast cancer awareness  … it’s usually fake. When people post and repost those things it drives me a little insane. SO I’ve been ignoring all those pictures of pink drill bits that people have been posting, because who would do that in real life, honestly?

As it turns out a company called Baker Hughes.

According to Mother Jones:

The irony here is that one of the primary criticisms of fracking is that the fracking process injects possible and known carcinogens, including benzene, formaldehyde, and sulfuric acid, into the ground and surrounding environment. A 2011 senate investigation of 14 leading fracking companies found that, between 2005 and 2009—far from the height of the fracking era—the companies had “injected 10.2 million gallons of fracturing products containing at least one carcinogen.”

The mind boggles.

There is a CREDO campaign to ask the Susan J. Komen Foundation to “stop pinkwashing fracking” that points out Komen backed down on defunding Planned Parenthood after a public backlash.