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Actor and environmental activist Mark Ruffalo appeared before a Congressional subcommittee on Tuesday to give testimony on chemical pollution and to promote his latest movie, Dark Waters, an indie drama based on the legal fight between attorney Robert Bilott and chemical giant DuPont.
But his appearance elicited sharp partisan division among members of the subcommittee.
WASHINGTON — Actor Mark Ruffalo seemed to be as toxic to Republicans at a Capitol Hill hearing on cancer-causing chemicals Tuesday as the chemicals themselves.
They didn’t turn green or gain super strength, but House Republicans were plenty outraged over the Democratic decision to call a hearing Tuesday featuring Incredible Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo showcasing his latest movie.
WASHINGTON -- Actor Mark Ruffalo defended himself Tuesday against criticism by Republican lawmakers who said his appearance at a House oversight subcommittee hearing as a witness on the dangers of PFAS chemicals was just a way to promote his new movie.
Actor Mark Ruffalo was on Capitol Hill Tuesday, testifying in a House Oversight Committee meeting over how to handle a cancer-linked chemical that’s been leaching into the water supply.
However, much of the hearing left lawmakers squabbling over the appropriateness of having a celebrity in the hearing room.
WILKES-BARRE — Auditor General Eugene DePasquale last week said Pennsylvania must proactively plan for the changing climate — a problem that already threatens public safety and drives significant new costs for taxpayers.
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — The first day of public impeachment hearings for President Donald Trump drew praise from Democrats and yawns from Republicans, as two diplomats provided insight into the administration’s handling of military aid to Ukraine, but some experts say it is unlikely anything coming out of the inquiry in the weeks ahead will sway public opinion much one way or th
PORT ROYAL — Rep. Fred Keller, R-Selinsgrove, announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $111,800 in Rural Development investment money to Friendship Fire Company No. 1 in Port Royal.
The award includes a $64,000 loan and $47,800 grant.
The money will go toward paving the fire company’s parking lot and installing a storm water system.
SOUTH RENOVO — Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12) on Thursday announced the United States Department of Agriculture has awarded $26,600 in Rural Development investment money to South Renovo Borough.
WELLSBORO — Legislators and a government administrator talked about influences on the economy and what is being done to address those at the annual Wellsboro Chamber of Commerce/Growth Resources of Wellsboro breakfast Nov. 7.