Celebrities ask Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to ban fracking

Several celebrities and environmental advocates have created a video asking Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to ban fracking.

The video starts with several people asking, "What the frack?"

Then, a series of people each take part of the message to say, "Hey Governor Hickenlooper, Governor Hickenlooper, fracking makes climate change worse. A recent Colorado Public Health study found that living with a half mile of a fracking well significantly increases the risk of cancer."

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is a gas drilling process that blasts chemical-laden water deep into the ground. Supporters say the process is safe, while opponents say the technique pollutes groundwater.

Gov. John Hickenlooper says more research about the process is needed.

"The ‘ban fracking’ movement is getting weirder and more desperate by the day it seems," said a spokesman with EnergyInDepth.org. "But a handful of C-list celebrities reading lines off a teleprompter won't change the fact that scientists, engineers, state regulators and even senior officials in the Obama administration have repeatedly concluded that hydraulic fracturing is a fundamentally safe technology that’s been around since the 1940s."

Earlier this month, voters in Lafayette, Boulder and Fort Collins chose to ban fracking. Voters in Broomfield also passed a ban by a slim margin, but that measure is facing a recount next month.

The celebrities involved in the video include Lance Bass, Julie Bowen, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Darren Criss, Daryl Hannah, Hayden Panettiere, Amy Smart and Marisa Tomei.

See the video below. Mobile users click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJg0ZDIVuuU

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