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Buffalo Bans Fracking, Somewhere Mark Ruffalo Rejoices

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Mark Ruffalo has been leading efforts to ban fracking in New York, so much so that it reportedly got him placed on a terror watch list at a PA airport! But now The Kids Are All Right actor can breathe a little easier.

The city of Buffalo, NY has officially banned the natural gas drilling technique known as “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing. It’s a practice that involves injecting chemicals, sand, and millions of gallons of water into shale rock in order to retrieve natural gas. The injected shale is then shattered, which releases the trapped gas. Only problem is that when the gas comes to the surface, water comes along with it, and that water is often poisoned with dangerous, carcinogenic chemicals.

The city council in Buffalo passed the ban 9-0 to prohibit fracking and also banned the storage, transfer, treatment, and disposal of fracking waste within the city. Interestingly enough, Pittsburgh, PA has enacted a similar ban. Woo hoo!

Even though no actual fracking projects were taking place in Buffalo, the city was concerned that waste from neighboring towns would bleed into their nearby sewer system. And supporters of anti-fracking movements, like Ruffalo and Gasland director Josh Fox, hope the new measure will put pressure on other fracking projects.

Via The Huffington Post

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