HuffPo Hypes Anti-Fracking ‘Song’
The Huffington Post promoted a group of anti-fracking celebrities, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Liv Tyler and Fred Armisen, who have joined Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono in yet another round of “Don’t Frack my Mother.” The anti-fracking song, which debuted on “Late Night” with Jimmy Fallon in July, urges its listeners to call for a ban on fracking.
Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is a method of getting natural gas from underground shale deposits. It has come under fire from left-wing environmentalists who argue that the process could damage the environment. However, the impact to the environment is debatable at best.
Besides having little or no environmental impact, fracking helps to create new jobs and bolster the economy. Towns where fracking has been stonewalled have also been hurt economically.
Artists against Fracking is Hollywood’s latest attempt to be cool and join in with whatever environmental fad is in the news. This website lists 120 actors, musicians, and other celebrities who are against fracking. These artists include typical Hollywood liberals like Lady Gaga, Alec Baldwin, Deepak Chopra and well-known celebrity environmental nut Leonardo DiCaprio, to name a few. Lennon created this site, wrote a protest song specifically for his interview with Fallon and then launched Artists against Fracking at 9 p.m. the night of his interview.
Lennon has launched Artists against Fracking to galvanize celebrities to support his cause. Other celebrities have also taken up the fight against fracking, including Matt Damon and John Krasinski who produced an anti-fracking movie, “Promised Land,” which failed to deliver at the box office. According to Boxofficemojo.com, the movie has earned just a bit about $7.5 million.