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Commentary :: Human Rights
BTL:Environmental Activist who Derailed Public Land Sale to Oil and Gas Developers Faces 10 Years in Prison
11 Mar 2011
BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.
Environmental Activist who Derailed Public Land Sale to Oil and Gas Developers Faces 10 Years in Prison

Interview with Tim DeChristopher, environmental activist, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

On March 3, Tim DeChristopher was convicted by a federal jury in Salt Lake City, Utah on two felony counts of interfering with a government auction and making false statements when he placed bids at the auction in December 2008. DeChristopher had the winning bid on several parcels of land comprising thousands of acres that were being opened for oil and gas drilling during the last days of the outgoing Bush administration. In his bid, he won the rights to 22,500 acres out of 116,000 acres up for auction. Story continues
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