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Yoko Ono Frets, ‘Fracking Kills the Whole World’

Not content on having broken up one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time, unhinged tree-hugging liberal Yoko Ono, is now trying to break up the New York state economy with her anti-fracking message.

On Friday, Ono and Sean Lennon, son of singer-songwriter John Lennon, made a stop in Albany to hand deliver an anti-fracking letter to Governor Cuomo.  What followed was a textbook lesson on why some unhinged leftists should never, ever be handed a microphone.

Ono went with a Chicken Little ‘the sky is falling’ routine in trying to convince people of the dangers of fracking (video below).

At the 18:05 mark, Ono frets – “Fracking kills.  And it doesn’t just kill us.  It kills the land, nature, and eventually the whole world.”  She adds that going ahead with fracking is akin to people deciding to “commit suicide all together.”

Melodramatic much?

Unfortunately such unhinged lunacy doesn’t quite match up with what scientists are saying.  You know, the actual people who study these kinds of things.  
Via the Daily Caller:

The New York Times reported Thursday that a leaked study from the state’s Health Department says the drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, can be safely done in the Empire State.

The eight-page analysis — leaked to the Times by an “expert who did not believe it should be kept secret” — concluded that fracking could be done safely within the state of New York and details the potential impacts on a variety of environmental factors, including fracking’s impact on water resources, on naturally occurring radiological material found in the ground, and on air quality. The analysis also looked at “potential socioeconomic and quality-of-life impacts.”

According to the Times, the analysis says that fracking can be done safely if the regulatory system that has been developed over several years is followed, and the analysis also rejects broad quantitative risk assessments that would attempt to project the probability of different kinds of hazards.

In other words, fracking can be done safely, effectively, and would result in New York state gaining thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of jobs.

Imagine that, Yoko.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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