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May 25, 2016

Environmentalist Actor And 9/11 Conspiracy Theorist Mark Ruffalo In Hot Water Over Helping “Fake Scientist” Promote Sponges

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The Environmentalist Left has long paraded around actor and 9/11 conspiracy theorist Mark Ruffalo in its efforts to ban fracking, push divestment on private organizations, and even support the claims of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Now, though, Ruffalo is in hot water over his support for a phony “scientist.”

The Huffington Post reports:

Now [Scott] Smith has brought his absorbent foam stylings to Flint, Michigan, where a negligent government let residents drink lead-tainted water for more than a year. He’s there not as a businessman but as the chief technology officer for Water Defense, an environmental nonprofit actor Mark Ruffalo founded in 2010. Smith says his “WaterBug” technology can detect contaminants better than the government can. … Marc Edwards, a Virginia Tech civil engineering professor who helped expose dangerous levels of lead in Flint’s water last year, has harshly criticized Water Defense’s work, saying their shower warnings are contrary to all available research, including their own.

This is hardly the first time Ruffalo has been embarrassed in his pursuit of fact-challenged activism, though.

In February, National Review’s Julie Kelly pointed out that Ruffalo wrote an anti-fracking op-ed “just before boarding” a transatlantic flight from New York to London.

Then there was the time Ruffalo joined Late Show host Stephen Colbert’s program to ask, incredulously, “who thought of fracking?” Colbert pointed out, quite matter-of-factly, “people who need oil,” adding: “we’re all Americans.”

As mentioned above, Ruffalo is also a noted 9/11 conspiracy theorist. The actor has questioned the causes of 9/11, on camera, on at least two occasions – in 2007 and 2011.

Time will tell if Ruffalo’s support for a non-scientist will repel the Environmentalist Left. But if 9/11 conspiracies can’t convince them to ditch Ruffalo, Core News doubts this latest blunder will.