Remember that Utah student? The one who obstructed several oil and gas leases in Utah. Weeks later, new Interior Secretary Ken Salazar rescinded 77 of the leases, saying they were too close to national parks and never should have gone up for sale under the Bush administration.
“A grand jury [has] charged [the student] DeChristopher with one count of interfering with a federal auction and one count of making false representations at an auction.”
“This auction was a fraud against the American people and a threat to our future,” DeChristopher said. “My motivation to act came against the exploitation of public lands, the lack of a transparent and participatory government and the imminent danger of climate change.”
Multiply! Let such beautiful – and creative – acts of civil disobedience multiply!