Actor Mark Ruffalo on Terror Watch List for Opposing Gas Drilling

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Daniel Tencer
Raw Story

Indie actor Mark Ruffalo says he found himself on the Pennsylvania Homeland Security office’s terror watch list for organizing screening of an oil-drilling documentary.

According to the World Entertainment News Network, Ruffalo — who has starred in such films as The Kids Are All Right, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Zodiac — told GQ magazine he found it “pretty f–cking funny” that he would be suspected of terrorism for raising the alarm about what many say is an environmentally harmful way of drilling for oil and gas.

Ruffalo has been promoting GasLand, a documentary that focuses on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” It’s a process of drilling for oil and gas that involves pumping large amounts of water into a well to crack the rock under the ground, releasing the oil or gas. As energy prices rise and fossil fuels become scarcer, the practice has been growing in popularity.

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