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President Obama: Pardon Environmental Activist Tim DeChristopher
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President Obama: Pardon Environmental Activist Tim DeChristopher

    1. michelle victoria
    2. Petition by

      michelle victoria

      santa fe, CA

Tim DeChristopher is the brave, environmental activist who brought worldwide attention to the illegal oil and gas auction in Utah that was one of President Bush’s farewell actions to the American people. Tim, also known as Bidder 70, bid and won many parcels that would have been sold for oil and gas exploration and development.

Tim entered the auction room not even sure of what he would do, but once given the opportunity to actually bid he went ahead with his action of protest against the governments illegal auction selling pristine wilderness for oil and gas development. For this Tim has been convicted of two felonies and faces sentencing, now postponed until July 26. The Obama administration found the auction fraudulent and canceled all sales. Rather than hail Tim as a hero for bringing attention to the auction this same administration has pursued the prosecution of Tim, who could be sentenced for up ten years.

Tim is 29 years old and knew that he could no longer sit by and allow actions like this by our government to continue knowing the damage that would be caused to our environment. Tim took this action for all of us, to save our future from the grim predictions of what kind of world we face with climate change. This petition is to ask President Obama to pardon Tim DeChristopher for the actions that in effect led to the administration rescinding the auction.

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    1. Reached 4,000 signatures
    2. Over 1,200 signatures-Share this with your friends

      michelle victoria
      Petition Organizer

      Now that Tim has been taken into custody to serve his two years, which is such a travesty of justice, let's get the word out even more to ask for a pardon from President Obama. There still can be redemption from our government...

    3. We now have over 1,000 Signatures

      michelle victoria
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks everyone who has signed the petition to ask Pres Obama to pardon Tim. He will be sentenced on July 26, let's see how much we can grow this list by then. Check PeacefulUprising.com to see if a rally is scheduled in your city to stand with Tim.

    4. Reached 1,000 signatures
    5. Just received our 900th signature.

      michelle victoria
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks for your support. Please share with your friends and family and let's see if we can reach 1,000 in 24 hours.

    6. Reached 750 signatures
    7. Almost 600 Signatures and growing Daily!

      michelle victoria
      Petition Organizer

      Today is 23 years since James Hansen first warned Congress about the dangers of climate change and out government has taken NO decisive action. Tim did and faces jail time. Is this justice?
      Please spread the word....

    8. Reached 500 signatures
    9. 250 Signatures and growing

      michelle victoria
      Petition Organizer

      Ok so it may not qualify as viral but since Tim's sentencing was postponed let's see what we can generate by the end of the month. We can make a difference and this is one way to inform people about what is going on that needs to be stopped.

    10. Reached 250 signatures
    11. On our way to 100 signatures

      michelle victoria
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks everyone who has jumped on board this petition to ask President Obama to pardon environmental activist Tim DeChristopher. I am hoping to see this go viral so that we can give the administration a chance to 'do the right thing'.

    12. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Maxine Daniel CASTRO VALLEY, CA
      • 2 months ago

      It was a fraudulent auction. You rescinded it. Don't jail the messenger.

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    • Jo Chamberlain HALF MOON BAY, CA
      • 2 months ago

      Freedom for citizens to bid on public land leases. More protection for the environment on public lands.

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    • Gloria Purcell BELMONT, CA
      • 2 months ago

      It is essential to stop punishing our national heroes for their courage!

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    • Vaughn Wollney COLUMBIA, MD
      • 2 months ago

      Brave, brave man

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    • Angela Stertz DUBLIN, OH
      • 2 months ago

      Tim should not be prosecuted, nor sentenced, for doing the right thing. Those responsible for the auction are the ones who should be prosecuted.

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