Mark Ruffalo, Fracking Foe
Actor Mark Ruffalo is busy these days getting to smash things and save the world as the Incredible Hulk in the upcoming movie The Avengers. But even though he can't turn huge and green to show it, there's one thing that really makes him angry: fracking.
Last week the Natural Resources Defense Council released a video wherein Ruffalo and some fellow New York actors confess that they "love their New York water," and ask the state to hold off on allowing the controversial natural gas extraction method known as "fracking" at a proposed site in the Marcellus Shale formation in southern New York.
Ruffalo lives near the Delaware River, and has been closely following the issue for three years, he said, after he took a trip to a town in Pennsylvania where fracking was taking place and saw "a community completely torn apart."