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

    1. michelle victoria
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      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
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      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

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    • Janice Barns JACKSONVILLE, FL
      • about 1 month ago

      Pardon this savior of the earth.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 5 months ago

      “You think man can destroy the planet? What intoxicating vanity. Let me tell you about our planet. Earth is four-and-a-half-billion-years-old. There's been life on it for nearly that long, 3.8 billion years. Bacteria first; later the first multicellular life, then the first complex creatures in the sea, on the land. Then finally the great sweeping ages of animals, the amphibians, the dinosaurs, at last the mammals, each one enduring millions on millions of years, great dynasties of creatures rising, flourishing, dying away -- all this against a background of continuous and violent upheaval. Mountain ranges thrust up, eroded away, cometary impacts, volcano eruptions, oceans rising and falling, whole continents moving, an endless, constant, violent change, colliding, buckling to make mountains over millions of years. Earth has survived everything in its time. It will certainly survive us. If all the nuclear weapons in the world went off at once and all the plants, all the animals died and the earth was sizzling hot for a hundred thousand years, life would survive, somewhere: under the soil, frozen in Arctic ice. Sooner or later, when the planet was no longer inhospitable, life would spread again. The evolutionary process would begin again. It might take a few billion years for life to regain its present variety. Of course, it would be very different from what it is now, but the earth would survive our folly, only we would not. If the ozone layer gets thinner, ultraviolet radiation sears the earth, so what? Ultraviolet radiation is good for life. It's powerful energy. It promotes mutation, change. Many forms of life will thrive with more UV radiation. Many others will die out. Do you think this is the first time that's happened? Think about oxygen. Necessary for life now, but oxygen is actually a metabolic poison, a corrosive glass, like fluorine. When oxygen was first produced as a waste product by certain plant cells some three billion years ago, it created a crisis for all other life on earth. Those plants were polluting the environment, exhaling a lethal gas. Earth eventually had an atmosphere incompatible with life. Nevertheless, life on earth took care of itself. In the thinking of the human being a hundred years is a long time. A hundred years ago we didn't have cars, airplanes, computers or vaccines. It was a whole different world, but to the earth, a hundred years is nothing. A million years is nothing. This planet lives and breathes on a much vaster scale. We can't imagine its slow and powerful rhythms, and we haven't got the humility to try. We've been residents here for the blink of an eye. If we're gone tomorrow, the earth will not miss us.”

      ― Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park / Congo

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    • ZILKA DAMIEN AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE
      • 5 months ago

      I SIGN BECAUSE, THIS JUST CAUSE AND USEFUL !!!!

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    • Terrie Lawson SACRAMENTO, CA
      • 6 months ago

      Two years is a long haul for temporarily halting oil tycoons from poisoning the land like West Virginia. Let hippie dude have a pardon for doing what our forefathers would have encouraged.

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    • Dona Etchison CARSON CITY, NV
      • 7 months ago

      Stop the government from doing this. Anytime we do something to protect something that the government is forcing down our throats they retaliate. This man should not have been charged at all. He is a hero for trying to save wilderness from development. What about it President Obama? Release this man.

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