Sean Lennon
by Crystal Wiltshire
Categories: Causes, Environment
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John Lennon‘s widow Yoko Ono and their son Sean have joined forces with other environmentally-conscious celebrities to create Artists Against Fracking, a collation effort to protest drilling techniques across America.

The practice of fracking has been a hot button topic for some time, as critics claim it can poison nearby water supplies with chemicals. Ono and Lennon took up the cause after hearing about plans to drill near their home in New York.

Their new website, ArtistsAgainstFracking.com, has gained the support of actors including Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo and Julianne Moore, musicians such as Lady Gaga, producer Mark Ronson and The Strokes, and other celebrities like spiritual guru Deepak Chopra and author Salman Rushdie.

Now Lennon and Ono are urging fans to visit the page to learn all about the controversial practice and join their anti-fracking movement.

Launching the website on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last riday, Sean explained, “When the companies showed up in upstate New York, it sort of like propelled us, it was like a fire under the tush and we suddenly felt we had to do something… So we put this site together and if you want to go to more serious links… then it’s like a porthole.”

Lennon and Ono then took the the stage, joined by Jimmy Fallon to perform a hilarious protest song about fracking, with Fallon singing “I got one thing to say, ‘Go frack yourself!’”

Watch the song clip below and visit ArtistsAgainstFracking.com to learn more.

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About Crystal Wiltshire

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  • http://twitter.com/Winafish Remy Chevalier

    I wish we had that kind of celebrity line up to oppose the relicensing of the Indian Point nuclear power plant. Perhaps they can’t wrap their heads around another Fukushima on the Hudson. If I had to pick between a fracking operation and a dangerously aging old nuke in my backyard, fracking wins hands down! Cuomo shouldn’t be trading fracking for Indian Point. Both need to stop!