Celebrity’s anti-shale angst


Published: Monday 30 November -0001

mediaAn eclectic group of celebrities, including Yoko Ono, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Susan Sarandon, have come together in a music video calling for New York state to ban hydraulic fracturing.

Titled Don’t Frack My Mother, the song has been written by Sean Lennon, with about 25 musicians, actors and comedians performing in the video. It is the latest tool in the Artists Against Fracking campaign to discourage New York governor Andrew
Cuomo from allowing fracking in the state.

The group, set up by Ono and Lennon in 2012 after the pair learned that fracking could take place beneath their upstate New York farm, has attracted star backing from Robert DeNiro, Alec Baldwin and Paul McCartney.

Artists Against Fracking argue the process of hydraulic fracturing—necessary to extract shale gas—can allow chemicals to leak into water supplies.

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