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Rewind: Natural Gas Drilling Not So Natural

April 28, 2011

The actor Mark Ruffalo lives in the state of New York with his family. He wrote this revealing look in 2010 about the impact of hydraulic fracturing drilling, known as fracking.

Contact your representatives to call for an end to fracking.

Natural Gas Drilling: Calling on New York to Stop This Unnatural Process
By Mark Ruffalo July 22, 2010

I live in a quiet corner of New York State. My wife and I chose to raise our children here because we want our children to grow up in its peaceful, pastoral landscape. But the calm that drew us here is about to be shattered by a gold rush in natural gas drilling.

Most people think drilling happens out on the lonely Western plains or on distant rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. But in the past few years, a natural-gas gold rush has spread across Pennsylvania and is poised to burst into New York State and could spread across the watershed that supplies drinking water to more than 15 million people in New York City, Philadelphia and other locations.

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