Celebvocate: Mark Ruffalo voices caution on gas drilling
Every day, it seems, Hollywood sends another moonlighting expert to reinforce the ranks of D.C.'s policy people. Thursday's celebvocate: Mark Ruffalo.
Venue: The "House Triangle" -- a tiny patch of sod on the East side of the Capitol.
Cause: The environmental risks of natural-gas drilling.
Bona Fides: Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee (as the sperm-donor in "The Kids Are Alright"); Catskills resident concerned about keeping the water supply potable.
Wingmen: Reps. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Jared Polis (D-Colo.), Rush Holt (D-N.J.); Josh Fox, director of Best Documentary nominee "Gasland."
What he wants: For gas companies to disclose what chemicals they're pumping into the ground.
How he looked: Suited up and de-scruffed for Washington, but otherwise the same pensive emo dreamboat you see on the screen. Kept his hands tucked into his suit pockets until it was time to hit the podium, reports our colleague Aaron Leitko.
Soundbite: "I moved my family to the Catskills because I wanted to give them a clean life and let them see what a tree looked like. As a father I don't want my kids to be poisoned."
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| February 17, 2011; 4:30 PM ET
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