March 4, 2011

Environmental Activist Tim DeChristopher convicted

For the heroic act of interrupting the energy industry's grab of public land

From DemocracyNow

A federal jury in Salt Lake City has convicted environmental activist Tim DeChristopher of two felony counts for disrupting the auction of more than 100,000 acres of federal land for oil and gas drilling. DeChristopher was charged in December 2008 with infiltrating a public auction and disrupting the Bush administration’s last-minute move to auction off oil and gas exploitation rights on vast swaths of federal land. A student at the time, DeChristopher posed as a bidder and bought 22,000 acres of land with no intent to pay in an attempt to save the property from drilling. He faces up to ten years in prison. DeChristopher joins us today to talk about the verdict.


  1. The guys got a pair on him people should be envious of. Plenty of wall street assholes risk jail every day who have the resources to fight it and win simply to make 10 million instead of 8 million. This guy did it on a principle and with no such resources. He kinda shoots the coulter argument that liberals will cower when an option to act presents itself down in flames.

  2. He's not a liberal! He's a real radical!