Yoko Ono’s Anti-Fracking Coalition Includes Lady Gaga And…Paul McCartney?

Yoko Ono’s Anti-Fracking Coalition Includes Lady Gaga And…Paul McCartney? by Alex Katz, August 29, 2012, Huffingtonpost.com
Yoko Ono and her son, Sean Lennon, on Wednesday launched a coalition of artists, musicians and filmmakers who oppose hydraulic fracturing in New York state. The formation of the group Artists Against Fracking was announced at a news conference in Manhattan with Ono, Lennon and Mark Ruffalo, who has long been outspoken on the issue. Other celebrities joining the coalition’s cause include Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney and Alec Baldwin. The group’s formation comes as Gov. Andrew Cuomo prepares to decide whether to allow shale gas drilling using high-volume hydraulic fracturing – known as hydrofracking, or fracking – after four years of studying its health and environmental impacts. … Ono and Lennon are calling on the governor to ban drilling in New York, which they said can cause gas wells to leak harmful methane into water supplies. They said their group has requested a meeting with Cuomo to discuss the issue. In a letter sent to Cuomo on Monday, Ono and Lennon called fracking “a danger to New Yorkers.” “Inevitably, the process leads to the release of toxic chemicals – many of which are unknown and unreported – into our air and water,” they wrote. The letter added: “It is a direct public health threat to families and communities.”

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