The celebrity anti-fracking organization created by Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono, Artists Against Fracking, has rallied some big name support from Hollywood.
The mother/son team made their cause public last month on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, talking about why they started the organization and singing a humorous song titled, “Don’t Frack My Mother”.
Since then, the collation has continued to grown in momentum, gaining additional support from nearly 200 other celebrities, as well as a great public response.
Some of the stars who are a part of this coalition include former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Mark Ruffalo, Lady Gaga, Jimmy Fallon, Alec Baldwin, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Hathaway, Julianne Moore, Uma Thurman, Hugh Jackman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Zooey Deschanel.
Earlier this week, Lennon wrote a personal opinion piece for the New York Times, describing his childhood and the land he loves so much.
“Surely the voice of the ‘sensible center’ would ask to stop all hydraulic fracturing so that our water, our lives and our planet could be protected and preserved for generations to come,” wrote Lennon.
With the publicity that Artists Against Fracking has been receiving, some of the major gas companies have gone on the defensive.
America’s Natural Gas tweeted, “Sean Lennon’s @nytimes piece on #fracking is far more art than science. Allow us to fact check: bit.ly/O0IODp”
Check out Lennon talking about his coalition below: