Darren Criss Urges Fracking Ban

November 19th, 2013 // Leave a Comment

“What the frack?” says celebrities to Governor Brown.

California’s most famous environmental advocates such as Lance Bass, Hayden Panettiere and Glee star Darren Criss will be featured in a series of new viral videos which aim to educate California residents about the dangers that fracking poses to the state and to put pressure on Governor Brown to ban fracking.

What kind of word is fracking? Is it even in the dictionary?!

Fracking, also known as hydraulic fracturing, is a highly controversial process for extracting oil and gas that, along with related drilling, wastewater disposal and other extreme extraction methods like acidizing, has raised serious environmental and public health concerns across the country.

These celeb videos are part of a series calling out leading democratic governors in Colorado, California and New York as well as the president. The videos highlight some of the facts that make fracking inherently unsafe.

“Fracking is a dirty form of oil drilling that pollutes our air and our oceans,” said Golden Globe-nominated actress and environmentalist Hayden Panettiere. “It’s time to move to clean renewable energy. We need to stop fracking now!”

The oil and gas industries’ fracking sights are set on the Monterey Shale, a rock formation that stretches from Los Angeles to the Bay Area, and is estimated to hold over 15 billion barrels of carbon-intensive oil.

“We will not stand by and watch our environment be destroyed by fracking,” said entertainer and long-time EMA supporter Lance Bass. “These videos can educate people about the dangers of fracking and show them how to take action.”

These advocates aren’t playing games and it’s nice to know that they aren’t all looks and money.

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By Amanda Jones

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