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    Drilling Protest Leaves Activists Hanging

    They’ve been dangling from Portland’s St. John’s Bridge for more than 24 hours — and authorities are starting to crack down. Protestors hanging from the Oregon bridge in an effort to block an icebreaking ship leased by Shell from traveling to the Arctic to engage in oil drilling activities have been admonished by a federal judge in Alaska, who says Greenpeace will be fined $2500 for every hour the dangling activists remain. For now, the protestors are sticking together — and staying in the way — despite the questionable legality of their actions. 

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