The Green Party has enlisted The Incredible Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo for a live webinar this evening as part of their efforts to drum up government support.
Green in colour, green by nature... that may be a stretch but it seems that the Green Party has enlisted The Incredible Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo for a live webinar this evening. Part of an online discussion about fracking, Ruffalo has been very vocal on the matter in the past, already having lobbied the Irish government to commit to a ban on the importation of fracked gas.
Speaking ahead of this evening's event, the star said:
"For years, US and Irish campaigners have worked together to achieve a ban on fracking in Ireland. Now the PFG is an opportunity for a monumental achievement for Ireland to become the first country in the world to ban fracked gas imports. This is crucial for our shared climate, as well as for the public health of Americans.
I have been advocating for ten years with Americans who have been poisoned by fracking, many who live in the areas that would supply Ireland with fracked gas.
I’m thankful that U.S. anti-fracking activists contacted Green Party leaders to support the Programme for Government and that I can lend my support in this critical moment. The result of this decision will impact the health and human rights of many Americans for decades to come.”
Called Ireland's Green Future, the event kicks off at 7pm this evening and Ruffalo will join party leader Eamon Ryan and deputy leader Catherine Martin at 7pm to discuss the issue.
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