More little anti-frackers

little anti-fracker troy

They get around.

Spotted in Troy this weekend around the River Street Festival: yet more of the tiny anti-fracking protestors.

So, that makes Schenectady, Albany, and now Troy. Sebastien also spotted one. So did Abby.

After Abby first spotted these in Schenectady, we thought it was kind of cute. Now we're curious. Who's behind this?

If you have details -- please share! Either in the comments, or via email.

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I have no idea who is behind the little protesters, but here's another sighting from Troy.

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You can see a full set of the Troy ones here.

After I first spotted them, I used my full range of Google-Fu MadSkillz to see if someone might be taking credit. No dice!

On the same note, we should be REALLY worried when Texas is the first state to pass laws requiring companies to disclose the chemicals they use to frack.

Although now that I think about it, it probably has nothing to do with protecting their water supply and more to do with protecting their oil wells and any potential financial competition from natural gas.

On Saturday I saw a group of adults and children who appeared to be planning to place these all around at the Troy Farmer's Market. They seemed pretty excited about their planning strategy. I didn't get any more details. I was distracted by the fresh herbs and gelato.

Hi Everyone! I’ve been putting the little anti-fracking figures around the area. I certainly hope that you’ve been enjoying them. I came up with the idea while contemplating two issues. I have lots of these toys and didn’t know what to do with them. I really didn’t want to just throw them away. I was thinking about that and at the same time I was upset that so many people haven’t even heard of hydro-fracking. I decided to turn these toys into my own little army of anti-frackers.
When I’ve watched people’s reactions to them, three things seem to happen. They smile, point them out to their friends and often someone asks them, “What is fracking?” I love the fact that people are curious and educating their friends about hydro-fracking. If nothing else, it makes them curious and hopefully will listen more carefully the next time they hear someone talk about it.

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