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Video: Bidder 70 Guilty, Watch His Rousing Speech from the Courthouse Steps Tim DeChristopher, Bidder 70, Found Guilty

Looking at ten years in federal prison for blocking bogus oil lease auctions, Tim DeChristopher gives a rousing speech on the steps of the courthouse.

Tim DeChristopher, aka Bidder 70 (intro here, all our past coverage here), the brave, inspiring young climate leader, was found guilty yesterday afternoon. Facing possibly ten years in federal prison, DeChristopher stopped and gave a rousing speech on the steps of the courthouse.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cae5Pr7CHgk

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Updated: Bidder 70: "The Path We're On Is Scarier Than Prison" Tim DeChristopher Trial: Bidder 70 Says "The Path We're On Is Scarier Than Prison"

Tim DeChristopher's trial is underway in Salt Lake City. Watch this great interview with a true climate hero.

[Updated with links to DeChristopher's testimony below.]

We've been following the story of Tim DeChristopher, aka Bidder 70, since he first disrupted a multi-million dollar Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lease auction by simply walked in and bidding. His trial is currently underway in Salt Lake City. In my interview with him last year, DeChristopher brought up the Gandhian concept of "being the carbon tax."

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The Trial of Bidder 70: Show Your Support for Tim DeChristopher's Powerful Act of Civil Disobedience

After throwing a government land auction into chaos, Tim DeChristopher's trial date is set. He's refusing plea deals; he wants a jury of his peers.

Back in 2008, a multi-million dollar Bureau of Land Management land auction–one that was set to turn over hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands in southern Utah to oil and gas companies–was disrupted by a quiet, 27-year old economics student who simply walked in and started bidding. Today, Tim DeChristopher, aka Bidder70, is facing two felony charges for this act of civil disobedience.

After many delays, it looks certain that his trial will be taking place on February 28 in Salt Lake City.

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