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Fracking 'elves' protest on Illinois governor's front lawn


The Chicago Tribune reports:

Had Gov. Pat Quinn been home to look out his front window Monday afternoon, he might have witnessed a strange sight: four elves dressed in green smocks and some in red leggings erecting a mock oil drill on the lawn of his Northwest Side home.

The roughly 10-foot oil drill, made of PVC pipe and painted black, wasn't noticed on the quiet block in the Galewood neighborhood until about 1 p.m., Chicago police said. ...

"We are delivering this rig today," Mike Durshmid of Rising Tide Chicago said in the release, "because if Governor Quinn and the other people that have opened up our state to fracking had to live next to fracking and had to obtain their water from a well I think they would not bring fracking to our state."

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