As soon as I heard the word fracking for the first time, I thought it was an onomatopoeia of Yoko Ono’s “singing.” Now comes confirmation (via WaPo):
Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Susan Sarandon spoke out against fracking Thursday during a tour of natural-gas drilling sites in northeastern Pennsylvania, warning about what they view as the danger to air, water and human health.
The celebrities boarded a tour bus in New York City and headed to rural Susquehanna County to see gas wells, compressor stations and other evidence of the Marcellus Shale drilling boom, and to visit with residents who say they have been negatively impacted by drilling….
Ono and her son formed a group called “Artists Against Fracking” to oppose drilling in New York state, where they own a farm and where drilling and hydraulic fracturing have been on hold for several years while officials there develop regulations for the industry. Local anti-drilling activists led Thursday’s tour in Pennsylvania, where thousands of wells have been drilled and fracked in recent years.
The “tour” comes months after the EPA, which under its previous administrator was no friend to fracking, investigated and concluded that the drinking water in northeastern Pennsylvania had not been contaminated by fracking and was safe.
For a 37-year-old man, doesn’t Sean Lennon spend an awful lot of time with his mother?