Artists Against Fracking
Artists against Fracking…they say it’s bad for the environment! Celebrities belonging to the group Artists Against Fracking are wielding star power to influence New York law, but they may also be running afoul of it.
The group created last year stages events with stars opposed to drilling for natural gas in upstate New York. It says forcing water and chemicals into underground rock to extract gas threatens drinking water and the environment. But a search of the state lobbying board’s online records show the group and nearly 200 entertainers who are gaining attention and support aren’t even registered lobbyists. The law is designed to disclose to the public who is trying to influence government action.
Plenty of fracking is done in Billings providing good jobs for local families. Jobs that support families and provide health care and a better quality of life. And there are many who say if you are against fracking, stop using then fuel! The group has not responded to requests for comment.