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Mark Ruffalo calls on Obama to ban fracking ahead of UN climate summit

Guardian: Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo called on US president Barack Obama to ban fracking and make the US the renewable energy capital of the world on Tuesday. Ruffalo made the plea in a press call hosted by Food & Water Watch, which released a report on Tuesday tying the controversial practice of fracking to climate change. The report comes days ahead of next week’s UN climate summit in New York. “By stopping this fracking, it doesn’t mean that we have to go backwards – we don’t have to take an...