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Oct 31
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Colorado moms protest air pollution at state capitol with 'gas patch kids'

Colorado moms with 'gas patch kids' outside Governor Hickenlooper's office. Photo via Colorado Moms Know Best
The Stream (Al Jazeera)

A group of Colorado mothers visited the state capitol on Wednesday to deliver an 8,000 signature petition asking Governor John Hickenlooper to strengthen pending air quality regulations for the state's booming oil and gas industry. The effort was organized by the group "Colorado Moms Know Best" and included many mothers from towns near Colorado's Front Range drilling fields. Along with their petition, the mothers brought Cabbage Patch Kids dolls, which they renamed "gas patch kids," and lined them up outside the Governor's office. The mothers said the dolls are meant to represent real children affected by Colorado's rising ozone levels and air pollution.

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