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February 18th, 2011
09:27 AM ET

Oscar-nominated actor & director fight natural gas drilling on Capitol Hill

Oscar nominees Mark Ruffalo and Josh Fox have a little more than a week before they find out whether or not they'll be taking home gold statuettes. In the meantime, however, the two Hollywood giants are staying busy; Ruffalo and Fox are on Capitol Hill speaking out against a method of natural gas drilling called fracking, which they say is dangerous.

Ruffalo owns a house that has been affected by fracking and Fox's Oscar-nominated documentary "Gasland" explores the drilling process. The two sit down with American Morning's Kiran Chetry and explain their campaign.

Filed under: Energy • Politics
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  1. Diane

    This documentary should be seen by every American. It shines a light on just how far we have fallen as a civilization. Watching it brings me to tears every time.

    I weep for a nation being led over a cliff by a government so broken.
    We have completely lost our way. Corporate profits and contributions to political coffers are more valuable then human life. Why will our government not defend our right to clean and safe WATER and protect us from predatory corporations? We get to die in exchange for 'growing the economy' by creating jobs and unsustainable energy?

    How did we allow Dick Cheney and others to get away with giving a free pass to Oil and Gas companies from being held accountable for destroying our environment????

    God help us.

    February 24, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
  2. Gloria Forouzan

    CNN thank you for covering this story. It's getting bigger by the day, this a.m. received a request for interview from a reporter for Germany's Der Spiegel, in the past few weeks from French & Japanese media. This is a global issue, extending to New Zealand & Australia.

    This is not a political issue, it's a human issue, we all need water. And we all live downriver from somebody. I have faith that more & more people will get up off the couch & demand that governments across the world start doing what government is supposed to do.

    And THANK YOU Josh Fox, less than a year ago your film got me up off my couch.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:28 am |
  3. Briget Shields

    Thank you to everyone at CNN for the report, Josh and Mark for going to DC and everyone in the film. Great job Rebecca!

    February 22, 2011 at 12:43 am |
  4. ej clairm

    Finally, this documentary and issue is getting the press it deserves. Everyone should see this film as the issue of Hydraulic Fracturing directly effects a huge part of the country and a majority of Americans, whether they realize it or not. See Gasland. Check out the website. Read about the attempted rebuttals put out by the Oil and Gas industry and Josh's responses and eloquent debunking of them. Good job giving this some coverage CNN. I'd personally like to see some more.

    February 21, 2011 at 12:18 am |
  5. Lynda Collins

    I just want to Thank both Josh Foxx and Mark Ruffalo for getting out the information on this. We need to act now before they ruin more citizens lives. I find this hard to believe they can do this to citizens in our country,when we are supposed to be protected by our Enviormental Protection agencys. They are truley letting us down. My heart goes out to all the familys,who have had their quality of life ruined.
    Good Luck to everyone who is fighting this fight for all of us.

    February 18, 2011 at 6:59 pm |