16 Jun '11, 12pm

Tim DeChristopher Speaks About His Impending Prison Sentence

Tim DeChristopher Speaks About His Impending Prison Sentence

Since he singlehandedly hijacked a government auction to lease oil and gas drilling rights on public lands next to the national parks in southern Utah, Tim DeChristopher has become one of the most electrifying figures in the environmental movement. His disruption of the auction — during which he grabbed a bidder’s paddle and claimed $1.79 million of leases without any intention of buying them — was brash and bold, a refreshingly unscripted act compared to the careful choreography of most political protests. His composure since he was charged with a pair of federal crimes has been a profile in courage. DeChristopher turned down a plea agreement with federal prosecutors then suffered through a number of unsympathetic rulings from a George W. Bush-appointed judge. On March 3, a jury of eight men and four women found him guilty of making false statements and violating the Onsh...

Full article: http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListR...

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