Artists Against Fracking http://wamc.org en Gas trade group seeks ethics probe of celebrity anti-fracking group http://wamc.org/post/gas-trade-group-seeks-ethics-probe-celebrity-anti-fracking-group <p></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A formal complaint filed with New York's lobbying board asks it to investigate whether Artists Against </span>Fracking<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a group formed by Yoko Ono and son Sean Lennon, is violating the state's lobbying law.</span></div><p> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 16:17:11 +0000 Associated Press 61111 at http://wamc.org Gas trade group seeks ethics probe of celebrity anti-fracking group Celeb fracking group not registered http://wamc.org/post/celeb-fracking-group-not-registered <p>Celebrities belonging to the group Artists Against Fracking are using star power to gain attention, but they may be running afoul of it.</p><p>The group created last year stages events with stars opposed to drilling for natural gas in upstate New York hydraulic fracturing.</p><p>It says forcing water and chemicals into underground rock to extract gas threatens drinking water and the environment.</p><p>But a search of the state lobbying board's online records show the group and nearly 200 entertainers who are gaining attention and support aren't registered lobbyists.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:29:34 +0000 Jaired Crofut 60064 at http://wamc.org Celeb fracking group not registered