09 Jun '11, 8pm

Actors Wade Into the Fracking Debate: Ethan Hawke, Mark Ruffalo, Zoë Saldana and others sing the praises of New

Environmental groups seeking to mobilize opposition to the gas industry’s plan to drill extensively in the Marcellus Shale in upstate New York have pulled out the big guns: celebrities, of course. In a new online video , a group of New York-based actors, including Ethan Hawke, Mark Ruffalo and Zoë Saldana, sing the praises of the state’s water while making tea, fly-fishing and, in the case of Mr. Hawke, taking a bath. Referring to allegations of water contamination and other environmental and economic problems in parts of the country where fracking is already taking place, the video warns viewers that their drinking water is at stake. “My family moved to our quiet farming town on the Delaware River so we could enjoy a simple, healthy life outside of the bustling city,” Mr. Ruffalo said in a statement. “We want to enjoy that peace down the road, and know that the tap water ...

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