Above: Artists Against Fracking
have released a short documentary by filmmaker Josh Fox
on the group’s recent tour of fracking sites in Pennsylvania. The group will air a winning TV ad from its #DontFrackNY video contest next week. Below, Yoko Ono’s new television spot
in response to NY Gov. Cuomo’s silence and his upcoming Feb. 27 deadline for a decision on fracking. The ad features Ono directly addressing the Governor, a response to her unmet requests for meetings.
“Gov. Cuomo, since you haven’t met with me about the dangers of fracking, I will show you. PS: Nice to meet you, Governor,” Ono says in the ad.
"After visiting with families in Pennsylvania whose water, homes and lives have been hurt by the gas industry, I wanted to show Gov. Cuomo and the public what I saw," she says. "He must know what could happen to New Yorkers -- our air, our water, our climate -- if he allows fracking."
Almost all of Canada’s tar sands production has been shut down by a raging wildfire in Alberta’s Fort McMurray region.
Jeremy Buckingham, a Green Party MP, took a dingy out on Queensland’s Condamine River, about 220km west of Brisbane, and set the river on fire with a barbeque lighter.
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