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How celebrities helped rattle N.Y. politics -- and launch a new movement

NEW YORK -- Sighting a celebrity here is such a common event, it borders on the mundane. It's why so many live here, after all: New Yorkers have honed their ability to ignore everyone to such an extent that movie stars tend to become more obstacles on the sidewalk -- recognizable, yes, but able to go about their days without much hassle. But with respect to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, an A-list group of actors and musicians who call the state home have managed to stand out in the political arena as celebrities perhaps never have before. They have also helped to revive an environmental grass-roots movement that was struggling for national footing in the wake of inaction on climate change during President Obama's first term.




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