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Mark Ruffalo backs anti-oil drilling campaign in Antrim

Mark visited yesterday an Oil Drilling Sites in Los Angeles. During this week, several British outlets are reporting the support Mark is giving to Anti-Oil Drilling campaign in North Ireland.

Contact Music – Protesters contacted the actor and clean water activist after officials gave a company the go ahead to drill in Woodburn Forest near Belfast.

They are concerned its proximity to a reservoir will cause chemicals related to the drilling process to contaminate the water supply.

In a letter to Northern Irish politicians, written on behalf of his Water Defense foundation, The Avengers star accused the officials of not properly scrutinising plans for the prospective oil well.

“It is extraordinary that on this sensitive site there has been no public scrutiny through the planning process and there has been no Environmental Impact Assessment,” Mark wrote.

“We (Water Defense) implore you to protect your citizens by protecting their water. The small amount of oil and gas that can be extracted from that site pales in comparison to the nightmare that contaminating the water supply for over 131,000 residents in your community would cause.”

Ruffalo is also lending his voice to residents of Lancashire, England, who are fighting to prevent drilling and fracking in their neighbourhoods. He used his recent night out at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTAs) to send a stern message to British Prime Minister David Cameron. (Read more)

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