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. Watch tonight’s full episode for a more in-depth look at the fracking debate.
Producer: Abigail Leonard
Camera: Scott Sinkler
Associate Producer: Alexandra Nikolchev
Need to Know would like to thank the many people who provided us with great images of the Dimock, Pa., and Marcellus, N.Y., communities, especially Terry Wild, Julie Sautner and Frank Finan.