artists against fracking with lennon
by Crystal Wiltshire
Categories: Causes, Environment.

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:

About Crystal Wiltshire

Crystal wears her passion for the environment proudly on her sleeve...as well as through the recycling symbol tattooed on her wrist. True story! With a frightening addiction to social media, Crystal posts on 17 networks...& counting. More importantly, as a mom & a woman, Crystal is highly focused on leading by example for her family. She uses her blog, Ideally speaking..., to share funny parenting stories, but also to motivate others into social involvement, healthy living & human equality, writing with an idealistic outlook on life. Connect with Crystal on Twitter.

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