Washington, D.C. — The Don’t Frack Maryland campaign today released a radio ad recorded by actor and Maryland native Edward Norton in support of the fracking moratorium legislation passed yesterday by the Maryland Senate, SB 409. The five-figure advocacy ad buy will run today on WTOP and WBAL.
The ad, paid for by Food & Water Watch on behalf of the Don’t Frack Maryland campaign, features Norton speaking out about how fracking, also known as hydraulic fracturing, could harm Maryland’s environment and public health, as well as tourism in the state.
“There’s strong evidence that fracking can poison our water and air,” says Norton. “It risks both our health and our tourism economy.”
The ad calls upon Governor Hogan to support the fracking moratorium. “Other states have banned fracking, but Governor Hogan is indicating he may ignore the risks. Don’t let him,” says Norton.
Visit the Don’t Frack Maryland campaign online at dontfrackmd.org.
The full script, as-recorded, reads:
“Hi, this is Edward Norton. Before I became an actor, I grew up in Maryland and spent a lot of my youth in its pristine natural beauty. But now a dangerous form of gas drilling, called fracking, threatens our state’s environmental health. There’s strong evidence that fracking can poison our water and air. It risks both our health and our tourism economy.
Other states have banned fracking, but Governor Hogan is indicating he may ignore the risks. Don’t let him. Visit Don’t Frack M-D dot org.”
Contact: Ryanne Waters – rwaters[at]fwwatch[dot]org, 202.683.4925