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Laura Bruno – Elf Lobby Blocks Iceland Road Project – 23 December 2013

laura-of-the-rocksOh, those Icelanders and their elves! This headline appeared in Sunday’s edition of The Guardian (thanks, Tania!):


“Elf lobby blocks Iceland road project

Supreme court to rule on case brought by Friends of Lava, who cite environmental impact of highway and effect on elf culture”

The article details the complex debate among environmentalists, elf-communicators, politicians and would-be highway builders. Although road projects have been halted before due to elf concerns, this one threatens to go right through an “Elf Church,” and so it’s raised particular concerns in a country where an estimated 62% of the population believes that elves at least might exist. One of my favorite excerpts: Continue reading