Mark Ruffalo Is Anti-Fracking!
Not only is he an incredible actor and performer, but Mark Ruffalo is also a devoted advocate for climate change. Among many causes to save our planet, he strongly supports to ban fracking permanently.
While his acting career speaks for itself, Mark Ruffalo is actively helping to save Earth
Whether it’s his support for abortion laws or equal rights for the LGBTQ community, Mark Ruffalo has always been open about his views. Not only that, he has openly criticized Geroge W Bush for the Iraq war and demanded an apology. In 2008, Mark Ruffalo expressed concerns over gas companies using the technique of hydraulic fracturing. Furthermore, he became anti-fracking’s first famous face.
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The EU is showing the way on #ClimateChange with its Green Deal and with corporations, including @hm & Co-op, pledging to end use of #PFAS (forever chemicals) in products and supply chains. There is a real opportunity for citizens to raise their voices together and call for change. It was also great to meet with @EP_President, David Sassoli! While there are challenges ahead, we agreed on the need for a transition to a green economy that leaves no one behind. What an incredible and inspiring day. So many smart and rational people. Thank you!
Although it has been used since 1950, fracking is extremely dangerous
It involves extensive drilling to create cracks in deep-rock formation. After that, petroleum and other natural gases come out more easily and freely. However, there are multiple health risks in this process. Moreover, it causes harm to the environment. It can cause water contamination, air emissions, and climate change. In order to put a ban on this process, Mark Ruffalo has gathered many members of the film industry to join an anti-fracking group called Hollywood United.
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Thank you @theNormanLear for joining the #HollywoodUnited tour of urban oil drilling sites in LA! LA is home to the nation's largest urban oil field. One in three LA residents lives within a mile of an active oil well, and 74.4% of those living within 1,500 feet of a drilling site are people of color. Urban drilling is an environmental and social injustice, and threatens the health and safety of many LA families. We need to #Keepitintheground and protect our communities and climate future.
In the upcoming elections, Ruffalo has shown his support for Bernie Sanders and thanked him for his support to ban fracking
Recently, US Representative, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, posted a tweet in favor of banning fracking. She said:
Fracking is NOT a transitional fuel, and it is dangerous to say so. Fracking emits methane, which is about **84 TIMES** more powerful than CO2 in contributing to climate change for a generation. This is not a joke. We either commit to the science or not.
Fracking is NOT a transitional fuel, and it is dangerous to say so.
Fracking emits methane, which is about **84 TIMES** more powerful than CO2 in contributing to climate change for a generation.
This is not a joke. We either commit to the science or not.https://t.co/gM7ArxDhgd
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 20, 2020
In response to this tweet, Mark Ruffalo thanked her and Bernie Sanders to show their support for the anti-fracking movement. He also mentioned how fracking can escalate climate change and poison the drinking water.
.@AOC & @SenSanders have it right – fracking makes climate change worse while poisoning our drinking water & the public's health. Thank you both for taking action in introducing the first federal legislation ever to #BanFracking in the United States! https://t.co/5dXFhg9P6o
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) February 20, 2020
His enthusiasm and dedication to these causes is commendable. He is among very few who are so vocal and devoted towards making change. In true terms, Mark Ruffalo is a superhero!