Mark Ruffalo: Thank God for Fracking (and for Josh Fox) By Laura Flanders GRITtv Published September 18, 2011 Actor/Director Mark Ruffalo, a resident of Sullivan Co, NY, talks to Laura Flanders of GRITtv about the impact of Irene on an area where big energy companies want to “hydro-frack” for gas. The threats to water and soil are extreme, he says. DonateWho are the powerful funders behind Truthout? Our readers are! Help us publish more stories like this one by making a tax-deductible donation.