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Mark Ruffalo speaks out against hydraulic fracturing at the New York State Senate in Albany, New York on July 20, 2010. - Provided courtesy of NY State Senate

Mark Ruffalo placed on terror advisory list, report says

11/29/2010 by Corinne Heller

Mark Ruffalo, an actor whose character romanced Jennifer Garner in the 2004 romantic comedy film "13 Going on 30" and who is set to play The Hulk in Joss Whedon's new fillm "The Avengers", has reportedly been placed on a terror advisory list for speaking out against natural gas drilling.

The 43-year-old, who also starred in the thriller "Shutter Island" this year, was put on the list by Pennsylvania's Office of Homeland Security after organizing screenings for a new documentary "Gasland", which is about the controversial subject, the San Francisco Chronicle quoted the actor as telling the print edition of GQ magazine, calling the move "funny".

U.S. officials have not commented. Ruffalo supports the group Frack Action, which opposes gas drilling near water supplies, and last week penned an op-ed in the Huffington Post that criticized the practice.

The article promoted "Gasland" and called for readers to "urge leaders in Congress to dump the subsidies for dirty gas, and make the gas industry obey the basic laws that protect our water and our future."

Ruffalo also spoke about the issue at the New York State Senate in July, saying: "The gas and oil industry is like a girlfriend who keeps cheating on you and you break up with her but you take her back because she tells you she's not going to cheat on you anymore. These people don't care about the environments and the places they come into."

Check out Mark Ruffalo's speech at the New York State Senate below.

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