Hugh Bollinger / Thursday, July 28, 2011 / Categories: Uncategorized Climate crimes Tim DeChristopher-- the climate activist --received a 2 year felony sentence for disrupting a federal auction of oil & gas leases near preserved parklands in southern Utah. He's now in jail. We're not attorneys but other successful bidders in earlier BLM drilling auctions didn't get tried or go to jail for failure to pay. The Huffington Post provided a reasoned perspective on the sentencing and related events here. Whatever the merits or demerits of the trial, we do agree with the sentiment expressed by these climate demonstrators awaiting the verdict outside the courthouse: [caption id="attachment_5949" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="Climate demonstrators (source: file photo)"][/caption] What will the future say are the real climate and environmental crimes being committed today? Riled Up Previous Article Tim DeChristopher sentenced Next Article On civil disobedience Print 17 Rate this article: No rating Tags: environment climate change Tim DeChristopher BLM leases oil & gas drilling Related articles Climate Time Machine Building Resilience George the Poet on Climate Change Atmospheric Change, Amplification, and Denialism Surf's Up Please login or register to post comments.