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Civil Disobedience or Criminality? You mean like sitting at a “Whites Only” lunch counter when you’re black? Or how about faking an auction buy when the George W. Bush administration tried to sell public land to oil & gas companies?

source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/27/us/27brfs-MANGETSJAILF_BRF.html?ref=us

EXCERPT:

“An environmental activist has been sentenced to two years in prison for derailing a 2008 government auction of oil and gas leases.

source: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-yarrow-oil-leases-20110726,0,7950599.story

EXCERPT:

“The auction Tim [DeChristopher] disrupted was being conducted during the final weeks of the George W. Bush administration, in what many believed was a push to sell one last batch of public leases before President Obama took office. Tim’s intention at the December 2008 auction was to prevent the parcels, some of them on scenic land near Arches and Canyonlands national parks, from going to oil and gas companies….

He could be sentenced to a maximum of 10 years in prison for his actions….[after being] convicted of two felony counts for a nonviolent act of civil disobedience. ”

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BACKGROUND

source: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/07/world/americas/07iht-08lease.17639827.html

EXCERPTS:

“The tracts will be sold at auction on Dec. 19, [2008] the last lease sale before President George W. Bush leaves office a month later….

The Dec. 19 auction was expected to include energy leases of some land previously off limits, like Desolation Canyon. But not until Tuesday did the bureau release the final maps containing the new leases near park boundaries….

The Bureau of Land Management has expanded its oil and gas lease program in eastern Utah to include tens of thousands of acres on or near the boundaries of three national parks, according to revised maps published this week.

National Park Service officials say that the decision to open lands close to Arches National Park and Dinosaur National Monument and within eyeshot of Canyonlands National Park was made without the kind of consultation that had previously been routine.

The inclusion of the new lease tracts angered environmental groups, which were already critical of the bureau’s original lease proposal, made public this fall, because they said it could lead to industrial activity in empty areas of the state, some prized for their sweeping vistas, like Desolation Canyon, and others for their ancient petroglyphs, like Nine Mile Canyon.”

Read more: http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/prog/more/cultural/archaeology/rock_art.html

picture source: http://www.mountainsofstone.com/images/Fremont%20Cottonwood%20Panel.jpg

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