Hydrofracking is not the most glamorous of issues but the gritty subject is bringing a lot of glitz to the state Capitol.
Yoko Ono, the widow of ex-Beatle John Lennon, and son Sean Lennon became the latest celebrities to visit Albany Friday to press for a ban on the controversial natural gas drilling.
“Fracking kills,” Ono said at a press conference with other drilling opponents. “And it doesn’t just kill us, it kills the land, nature and eventually the whole world.”
Ono, who owns a farm in the Catskills, added that to allow hydrofracking would be to “commit suicide all together.”
Ono and Lennon’s appearance — their first ever at the Capitol — came just days after actress Debra Winger and singer/songwriter Natalie Merchant took part in an anti-fracking protests outside of Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State Address.