Hollywood star sends heartfelt fracking plea to PM

BAFTA nominated Mark Ruffalo took a break from his hectic film promotion schedule to record a passionate plea to David Cameron to stop fracking in the UK.
  Published:  15 Feb 2016    |      1 minute read


As well as starring in countless Hollywood films, Mark is also an active anti-fracking campaigner in the US. Now he wants to share his experiences with the UK.

Whilst campaigning, he travelled around Pennsylvania to meet people directly suffering the impacts of fracking.

He was also a powerful voice in the successful campaign to ban fracking in New York State after a study which found fracking risked "significant health impacts".

His plea to David Cameron comes as the public hearings begin in Lancashire. Cuadrilla – the company which wants to frack in Lancashire - is appealing against the 2 rejected fracking applications from last year.

A leaked letter last week revealed ministers wanted the Secretary of State to make the final decision on fracking decisions. This would take away the voices of local people and force fracking on communities that don’t want it.

David Cameron said that local people's voices would be listened to, and now he’s breaking that promise.

Mr Cameron.. you're turning your back on your word, sir. 

Mark Ruffalo

We need to stand together with Mark Ruffalo and make more noise than ever.

If enough of us take action, the government will have to listen.