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28 August 2012

Artists and Public Figures Ask Governor Cuomo to Say No
Press Conference this Wednesday at Noon in Manhattan

Artists Against Fracking will be launched this Wednesday by Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon as a new coalition of artists, musicians, filmmakers and public figures opposed to hydraulic fracking.

The group’s campaign to stop fracking in New York State (and worldwide) will be launched at a press conference this Wednesday at the Paley Center (25 West 52 Street between Fifth & Sixth Avenues) at 12pm ET. Yoko and Sean will appear the news conference, along with Mark Ruffalo and Dr. Tony Ingraffea of Cornell University.

The growing coalition now includes 146 members including Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Salman Rushdie, Ringo Starr, David Byrne, Alec Baldwin, Marina Abramovic, Kronos Quartet, Cindy Sherman, MGMT, Wilco, Bonnie Raitt, Liv Tyler, Mario Batali, Roberta Flack, Uma Thurman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and many others. The full list is at

The group will work to expose and stop the harmful and contaminating practice of fracturing bedrock for gas and oil through mass awareness and peaceful democratic action.

Yoko and Sean were compelled into action by the recent announcement by Governor Andrew Cuomo that fracking might soon begin in New York. Yoko and Sean have long been advocates for renewable and carbon-free power.

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