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Bidder 70 Speaks for the Earth

Posted by T. Resnikoff // April 23rd 2013 // young adults // one comment

This story is re-posted from Democracy Now. – Ed.

TIm_DeChristopher_Democracy_NowUU Tim DeChristopher, Bidder 70

In a Democracy Now! exclusive on Earth Day, climate change activist Tim DeChristopher joins us for his first interview since being released from federal custody after serving 21 months in detention.

DeChristopher was convicted of interfering with a 2008 public auction when he disrupted the Bush administration’s last-minute move to sell off oil and gas exploitation rights in Utah. He posed as a bidder and won drilling lease rights to 22,000 acres of land in an attempt to save the property from oil and gas extraction.



Read the Full Story and Watch the interview with Tim DeChristopher here.



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Ted Resnikoff is the Digital Communications Editor at the Unitarian Universalist Association.
One Response to “Bidder 70 Speaks for the Earth”
  1. Vincent Pawlowski says:

    Ted, thanks for re-posting the interview.

    As one of the 26 people arrested for acts of principled, non-violent civil disobedience after Tim’s sentencing, I want people to know that what Tim did was largely influenced by his Unitarian Univeralist friends.

    Also, it is not something that can be done so well again. The BLM has tightened its auction rules. However, some organizations have considered purchasing oil and gas leases for conservation purposes. It is a difficult and expensive solution to a problem that ought to be better solved by putting a price on carbon pollution. But, if you would like to emulate Tim, here is some information to begin:

    “Buying time against the energy assault”

    A list of bid parcel promoters:

    suggestions on bidding:

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