Posts Tagged with "utah"

Breaking: Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher Sentenced To Two Years

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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Breaking: Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher Sentenced To Two Years

How much are you willing to sacrifice to save a piece of the world? Today a federal judge in Salt Lake City sentenced climate activist Tim DeChristopher to two years in prison and fined him $10,000. After a 45 minute statement to the court where he said that it’s not that he doesn’t respect law [...]

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Hundreds Occupy Interior Department Demanding Phase Out of Fossil Fuels

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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The times they are a-changin! As Powershift—the massive youth conference, rally and permitted march—wrapped up this weekend in D.C., Rising Tide North America, Peaceful Uprising and friends from DC and all over the climate movement organized a mass unpermitted march, called Reclaim Power. A contingent of 1000 plus climate activists took over the streets singing [...]

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A Song for Tim DeChristopher

Thursday, March 10, 2011

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A Song for Tim DeChristopher

Climate activist Tim DeChristopher faces up to 10 years in prison for placing false bids on Utah wilderness during an auction to the oil & gas industry in the final days of the Bush Administration. Tim’s bold action stalled the auction until the Obama Administration could rule the sale of the land illegal, and the [...]

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Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher Found Guilty

Thursday, March 3, 2011

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Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher Found Guilty

“I left with a smile. I knew that I was a convicted criminal, but I was proud of my crime.” -Martin Luther King, 1956 Today after a four hour jury deliberation, climate activist Tim DeChristopher was found guilty on two felony counts for derailing a Bureau of Land Management auction in December 2008. Sentencing will [...]

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RAN Protests Coal Export Kingpin Ambre Energy

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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RAN Protests Coal Export Kingpin Ambre Energy

Today in Salt Lake City, RAN has joined with climate activists, air quality advocates and local labor organizations to tell coal giant Ambre Energy that the coal rush is over. Coal kingpin Ambre Energy is making a major push to build America’s first West Coast coal port in the Pacific Northwest. That’s right: Ambre has [...]

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Oil Spills Are Just Business As Usual for Chevron

Friday, December 10, 2010

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Oil Spills Are Just Business As Usual for Chevron

Oil is a dirty business. There’s just no way around it. Drilling for oil, transporting it across the globe, refining it into fuel – every step of the process is as dirty and destructive as can be. And that’s even when things go right. Of course, as we’ve all witnessed far too often, things don’t [...]

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Growing Resistance to Coal in the West

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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The spirit of Ed Abbey has returned home. The fight against Big Coal is not just in Appalachia anymore. Most publicized on this site and in the media is the epic battle being waged by the movement against the coal companies laying waste to Appalachia’s Mountains. It’s also fought and stopped over half of the [...]

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Put Climate Change on Trial

Monday, February 8, 2010

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Over a year ago, in the tradition of Ed Abbey and Earth First!, college student Tim DeChristopher (aka Bidder 70) monkey-wrenched an auction for oil and gas leases in Utah when he bid on 14 parcels worth $1.8 million and then stated he had neither the intention nor the money to pay for them. He [...]

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Utah Activist Single-Handedly Disrupts Oil and Gas Leases Auction

Monday, December 22, 2008

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On Dec. 19th University of Utah student Tim DeChristopher entered an auction that was selling off hundreds of thousands of acres for oil and gas development in the wilderness of southern Utah. Continually outbidding industry speculators, or when outbid driving the price up, DeChristopher effectively monkey-wrenched the auctioning off of once protected wilderness. Local news [...]

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Coal Mine Collapse in Utah

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

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In Utah, hundreds of rescue workers are trying to find six coal miners who are trapped about 1,500 feet below ground. The miners have not been heard from since Monday when a mine shaft collapsed. Officials said there was no indication whether the miners were alive or dead. The non-unionized mine is owned by the [...]

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