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American film star Mark Ruffalo called on the Irish Government to stop importing fracked gas from the United States due to it 'harming and killing people there'.
Ruffalo called for the Government to withdraw support for the Shannon LNG gas terminal project amid claims it will allow the importation of fracked gas into Ireland.
The actor known for his role as 'The Hulk' in recent Avenger films made his plea on Virgin Media's 'The Tonight Show' and asked the Irish Government to think of their "brothers and sisters in America".
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Ruffalo said: "The reason that I oppose the Shannon LNG Terminal is because you'll be getting your fracked gas from the United States."
"I've been fighting against fracking, hydrofracking and the poisoning of our communities for the last ten years, and I'm here to tell you that the gas that you'll be getting is harming people here and killing them."
Ruffalo continued: "I implore you not to continue this terrible process by bringing that gas to you.
"Think of your brothers and sisters over here in America and do the right thing."
Fracking is a process of extracting gas from the ground by blasting water, mixed with chemicals and sand, at the rock.
The gas is then released and flows into the top of the well.
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