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Mark Ruffalo: Erie mothers battle to stop drilling
Mark Ruffalo published an op-ed in the Denver Post exposing Encana's reckless disregard for the health of children in Erie, Colorado. Sign our petition demanding that Governor Hickenlooper stop Encana from endangering the health of Erie's kids. Here's a preview of the article; click here to read the whole thing.
Every day, mothers take hundreds of little actions to keep their children out of harm's way, from steering them away from traffic to keeping toxic household cleaners out of reach. When you add it all up, it's a heroic body of work.
But every once in awhile, mothers will do something so extraordinary to ensure the safety of their children that it alters the way we think about our world. Four mothers in Erie, Colo., are attempting to accomplish just that, and in doing so they will help expose the truth about natural gas.
April Beach considers herself a typical suburban mom, but her story has the makings of a Hollywood movie. It started when a controversial gas drilling method — hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — arrived in her backyard.
Shortly after the gas and oil wells began operating nearby, the Beach family began experiencing a variety of health issues. April was inexplicably sick for months. One of her three boys developed asthma, and her husband's childhood asthma resurfaced. Nosebleeds, migraines and dizziness became everyday occurrences for the family.
Read the rest of Mark's op-ed here: http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_20657595?source=bb
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