Posing as a Bidder, Utah Student Disrupts Government Auction of 150,000 Acres of Wilderness for Oil & Gas Drilling

I heard this on Democracy Now this morning...I just think this story is awesome and this guy needs more recognition...

"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.” For the rest of the transcript click here to go to Democracy Now's website.

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  1. Tansy

    He is an absolute HERO! Bravo Tim!

    December 23, 2008 at 7:16 PM