Our co-founders Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon went to Albany, NY today to help deliver more than 200,000 public comments to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation and Governor Cuomo, all resoundingly in oppostion to fracking. It was the most public comments delivered on proposed regulations in state history.
Also today, Albany’s Times Union published an op-ed from Yoko, in which she explains why she and Sean are so invested in convincing Governor Cuomo to do the right thing by banning fracking and making New York the Clean Energy Empire State. Here’s what she said: Here’s what she said:
My husband, John Lennon, and I bought a beautiful farm in rural New York more than 30 years ago. We loved the tranquility and beauty of the area. Our son, Sean, spent many precious days there growing up. Our family still enjoys it now.
Like the rest of our state, this peaceful farming community is threatened by fracking for gas. Giant pipelines, thousands of tractor-trailer trucks ripping up roads, loud air compressors, air pollution — and most of all, the certainty of poisoned drinking water.
We can’t win the fight to keep our air and water clean without your help. Add your name to our petition right now.