Yoko Ono appears at a news conference to launch the coalition of artists opposing hydraulic fracturing on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 in New York. The formation of the group, called Artis

 

              Yoko Ono appears at a news conference to launch the coalition of artists opposing hydraulic fracturing on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 in New York.  The formation of the group, called Artis
Yoko Ono appears at a news conference to launch the coalition of artists opposing hydraulic fracturing on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 in New York. The formation of the group, called Artists Against Fracking, comes as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo decides whether to allow shale gas drilling using high-volume hydraulic fracturing called hydrofracking. The group says such drilling is harmful and poses the threat of contamination. They say they want to spread awareness of the issue through "peaceful democratic action." Cuomo is expected to allow drilling to begin on a limited basis near the Pennsylvania border. The group is comprised of 146 members including Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney and Alec Baldwin. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)