When a handful of stars got together to sing Sean Lennon’s song “Don’t Frack My Mother,” we didn’t know what to think.
But it turns out, fracking doesn’t sound like what it is at all.
Sean Lennon wrote the song for a PSA to stop fracking, which is the drilling technique that involves injecting toxic chemicals, sand, and millions of gallons of water under high pressure directly into the ground to release natural gas in shale deposits. This mixture of toxins and sediment, along with any natural gas released, can leak to the surface and enter rivers and groundwater in the process. In other words, it’s bad.
The science shows – from industry’s own documents – that fracking poses a direct threat to our drinking water, our air, and our land. It has not been proven to be safe and has caused a lot of health risks in states like Pennsylvania where it has been practiced for many years.
Have you ever seen water catch fire?
One of the major risks of this process is that the protective cement in the wells cracks and leaks toxic chemicals and methane into the air and water.
Now superstars like Adrien Grenier, Liv Tyler, Yoko Ono, Zoe Kravitz and GlobalGrind’s own Editor-in-Chief and Russell Simmons’ political adviser, Michael Skolnik, are getting involved to make New York a leader in clean energy.
Watch the video for the catchy song and learn a thing or two about the dangers of “fracking.” Interesting word, eh?