WATCH: Mark Ruffalo calls on Irish government to withdraw support for Shannon LNG project
The actor sent a video message to Matt Cooper and Ivan Yates on Wednesday night.
Oscar-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo appeared on The Tonight Show on Virgin Media One on Wednesday night, having recorded a video message for viewers on his stance on the Shannon LNG project.
The LNG project will be an import terminal with gas send-out capacity of up to 28.3 million standard cubic metres per day and is set to be built in the Shannon Estuary.
Ruffalo is a vocal activist against fracking - the process of injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks, boreholes, etc. so as to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas - and believes that the Shannon LNG project will allow the importation of gas from the US that has been sourced via this controversial process.
Earlier this month, Ruffalo shared a JOE video on Twitter featuring the views of people campaigning against the Shannon LNG project.
Say No to US Fracked Gas in Ireland! Put the lives of people and the environment over the profits of the dirty #fracked gas industry.
Please remove the 'Shannon LNG' terminal from Friday's @EU_Commission meeting. @FineGael @LeoVaradkar https://t.co/7kacdeQcpH
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 3, 2019
Fracking is banned in Ireland due to environmental and health concerns.
"The reason that I oppose the Shannon LNG Terminal is because you’ll be getting your fracked gas from the United States," states the actor.
"I've been fighting against fracking, hydrofracking and the poisoning of our communities for the last 10 years and I’m here to tell you that the gas that you'll be getting is harming people here and killing them.
"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."
You can watch his video message in full right here:
"I implore you not to continue this terrible process by bringing that gas to you.” - On The Tonight Show @MarkRuffalo calls on the Government to withdraw support for for the Shannon LNG gas terminal project amid claims it will allow fracked gas into Ireland. #TonightVMTV pic.twitter.com/vsD1HTAfLP
— TonightVMTV (@TonightVMTV) October 23, 2019