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We are washing away the foundations of our existence on every front. It is high time we move from crashing about on the planet like a bull in china shop and find a way to go forward with intent. We must find systems of living based on sustainability. The systems and tools exist, it is up to each of us to adopt them.

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Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Tim DeChristopher, a real American Hero

He threw a spanner in the works of the Bush administration's industry controlled BLM by personally bidding on gas and oil leases being offered in some the of the most beautiful and pristine parts of the canyon country in the southwest. Read more at Huffington Post
Thanks to Rising Tide North America for the image and the text from their post on Mr. Christopher below. Check em out.

"On December 19 Utah resident Tim DeChristopher took creative and effective action to disrupt an auction that was selling off oil and gas leases on hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands in Utah. As around 100 concerned citizens rallied outside opposing the opening up of wilderness areas to the oil and gas industry, Tim entered the auction and started bidding. Time and again he outbid the speculators, and when he failed to outbid them he managed to drive the price way up. According to local news reports he “caused chaos” in the auction room, costing companies hundreds of thousands of dollars and prevented 22,500 acres of land from being developed for fossil fuel extraction (at least for the time being). Tim’s actions were extremely effective at throwing a wrench in the works of the oil and gas industry and he is to be applauded."


Save Our Unique Lands of Moab said...

I LOVE the 4 corners area and Tim's act of civil disobedience, successfully stalled the oil company's from wining bids and drilling in one of the most scenic places in the world! Thanks Tim, we all need to consider how we are living in this world and what we're willing to do to save the planet!

C Robb said...

Thanks for the comment,
I lived in the area many years ago and found it to be a transcendent landscape. Even roads are abhorent there. I can't imagine drilling operations, and for a resource we need to wean ourselves off of as well! Leave it in the ground.