In 2008, climate activist Tim DeChristopher, disrupted a controversial a Bush-era Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lease auction by successfully bidding on parcels totaling $1.7 million. DeChristopher’s bidding effectively safeguarded 22,000 acres of pristine Utah land.
Even though the auction was later deemed illegal, DeChristopher’s heroic act of non-violent civil disobedience got him indicted and convicted on two federal charges, and on June 23, 2011, he was sentenced to two years in federal prison. In his 35-minute address at the sentencing hearing, DeChristopher, said, “My future, and the future of everyone I care about, is being traded for short-term profits. I take that very personally. Until our leaders take seriously their responsibility to pass on a healthy and just world to the next generation, I will continue this fight.”
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