1:56 pm - 11/08/2012

Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon Put Anti-Fracking Message on New York Billboard


Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and their Artists Against Fracking group have posted a large billboard in New York urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo not to rush a study on the natural gas extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing to meet a November 29th regulatory deadline. The billboard reads "Governor Cuomo: Imagine There’s No Fracking," and is situated on the Major Deegan Expressway, a route oven traveled by Cuomo. By missing the November 29th deadline, New York would be forced to draft new regulations, as well as reopen a window for public comment.

"Our message is simple: we want Gov. Cuomo to imagine and guarantee a New York free of the fracking threat to our water, air, beautiful landscapes and climate," Ono tells Rolling Stone. "Every time New Yorkers pass this billboard, we also want them to imagine a truly clean energy future, not fracking."

"Fracking for gas is inherently dirty and dangerous," Lennon adds. "Cement and pipes at these great depths are simply not reliable, as the industry's own documents show. Cracks and leaks will inevitably poison wells and aquifers. Rural communities will be turned into industrial brownfields. No amount of regulation can make fracking safe."

Artists Against Fracking have called for a meeting with Cuomo to discuss the consequences of fracking, but have yet to receive a response. "New York can create far more jobs, and create and save far more energy than fracking will ever produce by insulating all buildings, replacing all windows, and greatly expanding clean, renewable energy," Ono and Lennon wrote last month. "Imagine Clean Energy. Don't Frack New York."


a_way_of_sin 8th-Nov-2012 07:25 pm (UTC)
I've watched too much Battlestar Galactica, that word just means 'fucking' to me. Makes the whole situation sound even more bizarre.
jonesingjay 8th-Nov-2012 07:30 pm (UTC)
Think of it as a celibacy campaign except you never get to frack even after you're married.
fabouluz 8th-Nov-2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
I hate fracking
sarahvma 8th-Nov-2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
These hacks.
jonesingjay 8th-Nov-2012 07:31 pm (UTC)
Using a John&Yoko campaign of yesteryear did make me roll my eyes. Yoko gets 'top billing' this time around.
sursumcorda 8th-Nov-2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
Somewhere out there, Mark Ruffalo is weeping in joy.
gee 8th-Nov-2012 07:34 pm (UTC)
LOL my mind always goes right to him when I hear anything about fracking. Bless him and his constant tweeting.
plat4mboots 8th-Nov-2012 07:35 pm (UTC)
"a route oven traveled by Cuomo"

I guess no one proof-reads anymore *smirk*
lolzerz 8th-Nov-2012 07:39 pm (UTC)
yoko ono and her son need to leave this planet
doctorsmythe 8th-Nov-2012 07:45 pm (UTC)
"Fracking for gas is inherently dirty and dangerous," Lennon adds. "Cement and pipes at these great depths are simply not reliable

LOL at this. Do they have any idea how gas and oil is won? Because most natural/conventional gas/oil is won by cement and pipes at great depths.

I'm either going to enjoy this post or end up wanting to throw things at people for talking about things they have no fucking clue
wristtattoos 8th-Nov-2012 07:49 pm (UTC)
NY is so freaking broke. It has turned into such a mess.
sillywalter 8th-Nov-2012 08:08 pm (UTC)
Clean Energy LOL
inknot 8th-Nov-2012 10:22 pm (UTC)
lol fracking means when a brass instrument can't get to their target note immediately, and hit another note first, so I really would like to imagine a world without fracking.
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