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Tim DeChristopher: Oil Lease Bids Stopped Greater Crime


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Tim DeChristopher: Oil Lease Bids Stopped Greater Crime

Common Dreams staff

30 year-old convicted climate activist, Tim DeChristopher, who was sentenced to two years in federal prison for foiling an oil and gas lease auction was given an opportunity to appeal his conviction on Thursday. Arguing on his behalf, his lawyers claim that DeChristopher had no choice available to him other than to halt the lease of public lands, and that ultimately his actions were necessary to prevent the greater harm that would be done to the environment if the leases were granted to the drilling companies.