Altogether ooky: Gomez Addams actor opposes fracking

By The Associated Press

The actor who played the patriarch of the Addams Family says the gas drilling process known as fracking is no joke.

 

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The actor who played the patriarch of the Addams Family says the gas drilling process known as fracking is no joke.

John Astin, a Baltimore native and comedian who played Gomez Addams, is the voice of a radio ad that supporters of a ban are broadcasting Thursday morning.

Astin says in the ad there's nothing funny about poisoning drinking water and the air we breathe.

A measure to ban fracking in Maryland is advancing in the legislature. A bill to ban the practice already has passed the House of Delegates. A Senate panel passed the bill on Wednesday, and Gov. Larry Hogan says he supports it.

Fracking isn't being done in Maryland now, but a moratorium on issuing permits ends in October.

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