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Anti-fracking group not registered

ALBANY, N.Y. — Dozens of celebrities may be running afoul of a law requiring lobbyists to register with the state as they unite under the banner of one group seeking to prevent a method of gas drilling in New York.

Artists Against Fracking opposes hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and boasts members including Yoko Ono and actors Mark Ruffalo and Susan Sarandon.

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The group says forcing water and chemicals deep into shale deposits to extract gas threatens drinking water and the environment.

The group’s website implores, ‘‘Tell Governor Cuomo: Don’t Frack New York.’’

But the group and nearly 200 entertainers who are gaining attention and support in the dispute, which is splitting New Yorkers, aren’t registered lobbyists, according to a search of the database of the state Joint Commission on Public Ethics.

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