Climate Ark News Archive

Non-profit climate news links and archive of materials no longer on web provided on these terms to help find solutions and for posterity

Disclaimer & Conditions for Use | Share on Facebook |

Fracking debate draws Yoko, Lennon and Sarandon to rural battlegrounds

Artists Against Fracking board bus for magical mystery tour of Pennsylvania as New York and New Jersey decisions draw near

Source:  Copyright 2013, Guardian
Date:  January 18, 2013
Byline:  Adam Gabbatt
Original URL: Status ONLINE
Photo


Yoko Ono might not seem the most likely bus traveller. Northern Pennsylvania, on a cold, snowy January day, might not seem a likely destination.

Yet the threat of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and its impact on the farm she and John Lennon bought in New York spurred Ono and her son, Sean Lennon, into action. On Thursday the pair, a group of activists and the actress Susan Sarandon formed an improbable troupe for a road trip through towns which have been affected by fracking.

The expedition travelled under the banner of Artists Against Fracking, the group Ono and Lennon set up last summer, when governor Andrew Cuomo was originally due to rule on whether to allow fracking in New York State. Thanks no doubt to the star power of its founders, the group quickly managed to attract backing – from regular celebrity activists such as Sarandon and Mark Ruffalo to Alec Baldwin, the two living Beatles and Robert DeNiro. They also earned the support of the Scissor ...

Continue to Read Full Article at Source



Climate Ark users agree to the site disclaimer as a condition for use.