As his fans already know, Mark Ruffalo is on the vocal side.
He was recently praised on social media for what he said about sexual harassment in an interview with UK’s Channel 4 News.
“It’s wrong whether it’s a president, it’s wrong whether it’s Harvey Weinstein, it’s wrong whoever’s doing this s--t and we have to stand up for it, and stand behind the women who have to deal with this in a system that’s basically for years has been in place and they’ve had to negotiate it.”
The “Thor: Ragnarok” actor also has been especially outspoken about how he feels about hydraulic fracturing, aka fracking.
This is nothing new for Ruffalo, who last year wrote an open letter to outgoing President Barack Obama on the controversial drilling technique.
“While we are grateful for your leadership in acknowledging climate change, the expansion of drilling and fracking for oil and gas during your presidency and its disastrous impact on the climate threaten to undermine the legacy of this significant work,” Ruffalo wrote in November 2016. “This extreme form of fossil fuel extraction that you have supported is contaminating people’s drinking water, polluting the air, and making more and more families sick.”
On Friday, the “Spotlight” star will take things local, joining Floridians Against Fracking in a conference call to discuss efforts to enact a statewide ban (New York and Maryland have already both adopted statewide bans).
“Mark Ruffalo has been very effective in his life outside of acting and movie producing,” said ReThink Energy Florida president Kim Ross, a member of Floridians Against Fracking. “He is very much active in the anti fracking fight (and) using his fame to help push along the cause.”