Cancer in Beverly Hills

CANCER IN BEVERLY HILLS….In the LA Times yesterday, Erin Brokovich argued that toxic fumes from oil and gas operations at Beverly Hills High School have caused abnormally high rates of cancer in the area.

Today, in The New Republic, Eric Umansky says that Brokovich is basically running a con and has virtually no evidence to back up her claims. I can’t say for sure who’s right, of course, but my gut tells me that Umansky has the better side of the argument. After all, there are a lot of oil wells in Southern California….