Save Environmental Activist Tim DeChristopher!!!!!
  • Petitioned Utah Governor

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Utah State Senate
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Save Environmental Activist Tim DeChristopher!!!!!

    1. Christopher Lewis
    2. Petition by

      Christopher Lewis

      Lakewood, CA

Tim DeChristopher has been convicted to 10 years in prison for his stoping of illegaly sold public land from  private oil gas developers.Tim DeChristopher is an activist for our enviormental needs.Tim is acting in Civil Disobedience and a Non-Violent apprach to stoping the destruction of our habitat.Lets stand with Tim DeChristopher and end the assault on our only home Earth.Lets demand his freedom.

 

"Mr. President: Just as Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. admonished critics in 1963 from his Birmingham jail cell that our nation's indifference to the civil rights crisis demanded acts of civil disobedience, Tim DeChristopher has followed in King's call "to create a situation so crisis-packed that it will inevitably open the door to negotiation."

At his trial in Salt Lake City this week, DeChristopher declared: "I was there to raise a red flag. I wanted to delay [the auction] so that the government could take a second look, and make sure they were following their own rules."

If only to force our nation -- and President -- to recognize the escalating crisis of climate destabilization and the unacceptable human and environmental costs of unchecked extraction policies, Tim DeChristopher deserves the Medal of Freedom, not a prison sentence.

Even you, Mr. President, have said: "The issue of climate change is one that we ignore at our own peril."

Our nation's leading climate scientist James Hansen has warned us: "If humanity wishes to preserve a planet similar to that on which civilization developed and to which life on Earth is adapted, paleoclimate evidence and ongoing climate change suggest that CO2 will need to be reduced from its current 385 ppm to at most 350 ppm."

Seeing how our nation continues to burn 115,000 tons of coal and releases 250,000 tons of CO2 from coal-fired plants EVERY HOUR...

Tim DeChristopher deserves the Medal of Freedom, not a prison sentence.

Seeing how six coal miners and three rescue workers are now entombed in Crandall Canyon, Utah in a violation-ridden mine, as its mine operator walked free and our coal mining companies continue to operate in a state of violation...

Tim DeChristopher deserves the Medal of Freedom, not a prison sentence.

Seeing how Utah state authorities approved a strip coal mine within 10 miles of the beloved Bryce Canyon National Park...

Tim DeChristopher deserves the Medal of Freedom, not a prison sentence.

Seeing how more than 500 mountains and an estimated 1.5 million acres of hardwood forests and 2,000 miles of headwater streams have been irreversibly destroyed by devastating mountaintop removal strip-mining in Appalachia, and in strip-mining operations in 24 states from Alaska to Alabama....

Tim DeChristopher deserves the Medal of Freedom, not a prison sentence.

Seeing how natural gas fracking operations have poisoned the land and watersheds from drilling across the nation....

Tim DeChristopher deserves the Medal of Freedom, not a prison sentence.

Seeing how the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill last year devastated untold marine life and coastal livelhoods and resulted in more than $40 billion in damages....

Tim DeChristopher deserves the Medal of Freedom, not a prison sentence.

Driven by a declared "moral imperative" to protect Utah wilderness and prevent further contributions to climate change, Tim DeChristopher's act was nothing less, as the Medal of Freedom recognizes, than "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States."-

author Jeff Biggers

 

letter written for Tim DeChristopher by

Dr. James Hansen,Naomi Klein,Bill McKibben,Robert Redford,Terry Tempest Williams

http://www.peacefuluprising.org/join-the-climate-trial-20100208#continueletter

more information here:

http://www.peacefuluprising.org/climate-trial/frequently-asked-questions-bidder-70-trial

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-biggers/tim-dechristopher-deserve_b_831130.html

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Tim-DeChristopher/45507651565

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    • Charles Diamond BUCKEYE LAKE, OH
      • about 3 years ago

      POWER TO THE PEOPLE.

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    • Melinda Moniz CHATTANOOGA, TN
      • about 3 years ago

      Dear Mr. President, please grant Mr. DeChristopher a full pardon.

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    • Kyle Hackmeister WILLIAMSPORT, PA
      • about 3 years ago

      Weatherford International employee

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    • Kelye Lotz BOULDER, CO
      • about 3 years ago

      Please treat Mr. DeChristopher with the respect and dignity that you would have wished upon other non-violent activists for change. If we put our heroes in jail, who will speak out for truth and justice?

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    • Steve Miller BREMERTON, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      Here is a Hero. Let him set a path.

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