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  • Need to Know

Need To Know | Actor Mark Ruffalo speaks out against fracking | PBS

Duration: 07:24
Program: Need to Know #117
Broadcast Date: Aug. 27, 2010

Actor Mark Ruffalo is most famous for his work in films like "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "The Kids Are All Right." But recently, he has turned his attention to a real-life issue. Ruffalo has become an outspoken opponent of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a controversial method of extracting natural gas that has divided citizens of upstate New York, where he lives. Need to Know's Abigail Leonard spoke to Ruffalo about his concerns in this web-exclusive interview.



Post Date: August 27, 2010