22 December 2008

Tim DeChristopher Democracy Now Interview

Tim DeChristopher Democracy Now Interview

Here’s Tim’s interview sliced (MP3) from the whole show for you convenience. Its fantastic! As usual, Amy is great.

Please pass it around as broadly as possible. We’ll post the results of the court hearing as it happens.

Posing As A Bidder, Utah Student Disrupts Government Auction of 150,000 Acres Of Wilderness For Oil & Gas Drilling

In a national broadcast exclusive, University of Utah student Tim DeChristopher explains how he “bought” 22,000 acres of land in an attempt to save the property from drilling. The sale had been strongly opposed by many environmental groups. Stephen Bloch of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance said: “This is the fire sale, the Bush administration’s last great gift to the oil and gas industry.”

Please donate to Tim’s legal defense.

$1100 raised so far! Thank you!

Media so far…

Fake bidder could face federal charges
KUTV - Salt Lake City,UT,USA
But Tim DeChristopher doesn’t have the money, and never intended to pay up. Now, the 27 year old environmentalist may face federal charges.

Imposter monkeywrenches mineral lands bid
Salt Lake Tribune - United States
Tim DeChristopher, 27, faces possible federal charges after winning bids totaling about $1.8 million on more than 10 lease parcels that he admits he has

Activist accused of tainting drilling lease sale
The Associated Press
The FBI was questioning a man who registered for the auction as Tim DeChristopher of Salt Lake City, said the bureau’s Utah Energy Team Leader Terry Catlin.


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