Dear MoveOn member,
I'm actor and activist Mark Ruffalo, and I started a petition along with the organization Food & Water Watch to the United States Congress, which says:
The oil and gas industry has created a massive PR campaign to convince the public that fracking will create American energy independence, while working behind closed doors to open up export facilities to ship gas abroad. This would drive up gas prices for U.S. consumers and create huge oil and gas profits, all at the expense of U.S. communities.
And now, the industry is trying to use the recent crisis in Ukraine as leverage to get Congress to rubber stamp approvals for new export facilities, even though the gas would be sold to 158 World Trade Organization (WTO) countries on the open market. Bills to allow these exports have been introduced in the House (H.R. 6) by Cory Gardner (R-CO) and in the Senate (S. 2083) by Mark Udall (D-CO). However, the ploy is a complete sham by the oil and gas industry to take advantage of a foreign crisis.
It is irresponsible to push for more fracking and an extremely dangerous export process that is contributing to climate change, leading to more global instability and, in the long run, undermining any national security goals that proponents claim will be achieved. The real solution is to transition off of fossil fuels through proven clean-energy solutions.
Tell Congress: Don't fast-track fracked natural gas exports!
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