14 Jul '11, 8pm

Mark Ruffalo on #fracking: ‘Gas is a bridge to nowhere’ [VIDEO]

Actor Mark Ruffalo appeared on Countdown with Keith Olbermann last night to speak out about the fracked-upness of of hydraulic fracturing. Ruffalo (not your average greenwashed celebrity ) lives in the Catskills with his family, and jumped on top of this cause early on, going beyond the T-shirt-wearing and tweeting that often defines the limits of famous-person activism-lite. He recently produced a video educating New Yorkers about the damage fracking poses to their water quality, and heads to Albany today to lobby against the practice, as he's done many times before . Check out his interview with Olbermann, in which he declares that "we can't take 40 more years of carbon" and derides the "whole movement of hangers-on who think gas is the future ... gas is a bridge to nowhere." The appearance marks Ruffalo's new status as an official

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