When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in August 2012 that hydraulic fracturing for shale gas, or fracking, might happen in New York, Yoko Ono and her son, Sean Lennon, partnered with Fenton to promote Artists Against Fracking, mobilizing over 200 artists to take a stand against fracking. Months after launching the campaign, polls revealed that public opinion on fracking had shifted from 42% supporting fracking and 36% opposing to a 40%-40% split. Shortly thereafter, the Cuomo administration announced that they could not proceed with fracking until a comprehensive study of environmental and health impacts could be completed and show no risk.

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