Artists Against FrackingSurviving Beatles members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are among the many stars who are supporting an environmental campaign launched by John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, and son Sean. The Artists Against Fracking coalition seeks to put an end to hydraulic fracking, a method of extracting natural gas from deep in the earth that some say can potentially contaminate water supplies and release harmful chemicals into the environment.
The initiative was organized after New York Governor Andrew ***** announced recently that the gas companies may soon start fracking in the state. An online petition asking ***** not to allow the mining technique to be used in New York has been posted at the Artists Against Fracking website.
Others artists who are backing the anti-fracking campaign include David Crosby, Graham Nash, Jackson Browne, Joe Walsh, Todd Rundgren, Steely Dan's Donald Fagen, ex-Santana/Journey singer/keyboardist Greg Rolie, Roberta Flack, The Allman Brothers Band's Warren Haynes and Bonnie Raitt.
"Protecting our drinking water is fundamental to life," notes Sean Lennon in a statement. "And people worldwide know that as a species, we are near a tipping point…We all have a responsibility to preserve the planet's life-support systems for future generations."
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