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Friday, October 9, 2015

Mark Ruffalo Urges Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to Ban Fracking

From EcoWatch:
On behalf of more than 30,000 concerned citizens nationwide and more than 100 organizations, actor and advocate Mark Ruffalo joined with Pennsylvanians to deliver petitions and a letter to Gov. Wolf calling on the governor to enact a moratorium on fracking and provide help to the many residents harmed by drilling and fracking. Mark Ruffalo and impacted Pennsylvanians also asked the governor to travel to Northeast and Southwest Pennsylvania to meet residents harmed by drilling and fracking operations first-hand. 
Following years of scientific research on fracking, more than 500 peer-reviewed studies and reports now overwhelmingly show harm, paired with countless trips and tours to Northeast and Southwest Pennsylvania, national advocates, including Mark Ruffalo, were moved to action after the release of evidence demonstrating the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s (DOH) failure to respond to residents’ fracking-related health complaints. The letter’s signatories include a host of leading national advocacy groups, Pennsylvania groups and others.

Ruffalo said, “I’ve seen the impacts of fracking first-hand. Fracking is destroying lives, breaking up communities and causing irreversible damage to our drinking water, the air we breathe and the land that produces our food. We cannot continue on this course while people are suffering. It is time for the Gov. Wolf to do what is best for the people of Pennsylvania—put an end to the dangerous practice of fracking and help residents who have already been harmed.”
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