Student wins a battle to the oil companies
This is a great news, not everyday you see how a single person is able to defeat the power of the oil companies.
Tim DeChristopher, 27, a University of Utah student had the courage to disrupt a bid for thousands of acres near two southern Utah national parks.
Tim DeChristopher, 27, faces possible federal charges after winning bids totaling about $1.8 million on more than 10 lease parcels that he admits he has neither the intention nor the money to buy -- and he's not sorry.
"I decided I could be much more effective by an act of civil disobedience,"
Unfortunately this is only a battle and not the war, what measn these oil companies will get those lands and our friend will be alone facing all those charges... but we must not loose the hope.
There, he thought about the times he has marched, fired off letters to his congressmen, signed petitions and supported environmental organizations -- all to no avail.
"What the environmental movement has been doing for the past 20 years hasn't worked," DeChristopher said. "It's time for a conflict. There's a lot at stake."