3. Yoko Ono, along with her son Sean Lennon, launched the pair’s group, Artists Against Fracking, in New York on August 29 of this year.
The two had previously introduced their organization on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and have now recruited over 200 musicians, artists and filmmakers to the coalition. Ono urged the public at the New York event to take a stand against fracking and to call on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to reject the practice.
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a drilling technique which involves injecting toxic chemicals, sand, and millions of gallons of water under high pressure directly into the ground to release natural gas in shale deposits. Problems arise when toxins and sediment leak to the surface and enter rivers and groundwater in the process.
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