Artists Organize to Fight Fracking

By | July 25, 2012 at 11:21 am | No comments

Photo by Stephanie Moore via flickr

“Don’t frack my mother,” sings Sean Lennon. “Don’t frack me! Don’t frack me!” chants Yoko Ono. The mother and son duo recently appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to launch Artists Against Fracking with their spirited and silly performance.


Watch the ‘Don’t Frack My Mother’ video, here.

Famous members of the new organization include Mark Ruffalo, Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lady Gaga, Conor Oberst, and Julianne Moore, just to name a few. New members are added nearly every day. Essentially, members are highly visible and artistic citizens that are raising their voices against the fossil fuel industry’s reckless endangerment of the environment. Some are making a conscientious effort to promote the anti-fracking movement, like Mark Ruffalo, who can be seen in various interviews and even did a video with Josh Fox to invite activists to participate in the Stop the Fack Attack rally in D.C.

Photo by drbook via flickr

So far, the site proves to be a solid educational resource that explains the process of hydraulic fracturing, provides information on areas where the practice is banned, and links to other educational sites and media, like However, it is unclear as to what other outlets that the site will provide for the movement.

Not long after the site launched, the FaceBook page followed. This arrives just in time for a large D.C. protest scheduled for Saturday, July 28th. “Stop the Frack Attack” National Day of Action rally expects at least 10,000 people to meet on the West Lawn of the Capitol. The focus is on taking power back from those corporations that seek profits over the environmental and human cost of this dangerous extraction process. The event is supported by Marcellus Protest, Sierra Club PA, and Clean Water Action who are lending financial support to bus participants to the rally. For more information on the rally, check out this link.

For now, Artists Against Fracking is focusing its energy on protecting the state of New York from natural gas development. Members urge everyone to contact Governor Cuomo about their concerns for the health and safety of their water. Visit the site for more info.


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