Alec Baldwin is staying true to his word to use his new "Up Late" talk show on MSNBC to shine the light on controversial topics; recently inviting Oscar-nominated actress and activist Debra Winger to discuss the issue of fracking for natural gas

Winger, 58, was co-executive producer of the 2010 Academy Award-nominated documentary "Gasland," which focused on the dangers of fracking and brought awareness of the drilling technique to a national audience. 

"I'm pretty much down to one sentence about fracking," she told Baldwin. "It's a public health issue. Once our water is tainted, there's nothing to do. There's no way to clean it."

Winger goes on to say that she first became involved as a concerned citizen, living in the Catskills of New York where pipes were being laid to transfer natural gas. "I was not anti-fracking," she says. "I was anti-unsafe-fracking, which turns out to be an oxymoron, redundant. You can say them together because there is no safe fracking." 

Check out Winger's fantastic interview with Baldwin below. 

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Alec Baldwin brings fracking debate to new talk show
Actress and activist Debra Winger explains to Baldwin why she decided to join the fight against the natural gas industry's controversial drilling techniques.