Zack Malitz is an online organizer for waterdefense.org.
Mark Ruffalo isn’t just the Hulk, a giant green rage-monster that smashes everything in his path. He’s also a deeply committed fracking activist who is REALLY EXCITED about building a renewable energy economy.
That’s why it’s a no-brainer for Water Defense, the organization Mark co-founded to fight for a green economy, to sign on to Don’t Frack Ohio, which is shaping up to be the largest anti-fracking mobilization in American history.
We’re proud to stand side-by-side with people from across Ohio and around the country in demanding real energy legislation for Ohioans. Governor John Kasich is a perfect example of the kind of leadership we have to put behind us if we’re going to stop fracking in the United States. Right now, he is working to pass legislation that would shower the gas industry with tax breaks, create safety loopholes big enough to fit a drill rig through, and gag physicians from talking to their patients about fracking-related illnesses. That’s unacceptable.
Natural gas is a dangerous bridge to nowhere that needlessly delays our transition to a green economy. Every dollar and day we sink into fracking is a total, foolish waste. We already have the technology, scientific expertise, and entrepreneurial grit to run our country on 100 percent solar, wind and water power – all we’re missing is the political will.
Fortunately, like Mark says, there’s something big brewing in towns and cities across America. People everywhere are demanding that their elected officials stand up to the fossil fuel industry and put our communities ahead of corporate profits. When we fill the Ohio State Capitol on June 17th, it won’t just be to end fracking in Ohio’s back yard, or Pennsylvania’s backyard, or New York’s bachyard. It’ll be to end fracking in everybody’s backyard.
I hope to see you on June 17th in Columbus. This is a battle we can’t afford to sit out.