Tim De Christopher Bidder 70

Tim DeChristopher is an American climate activist and co-founder of the environmental group Peaceful Uprising. On December 19, 2008 he protested a government oil and gas lease auction of public land in Utah’s redrock country by successfully bidding on 14 parcels of land (totaling 22,500 acres) for US$1.8m with no intention to pay for them. DeChristopher was removed from the auction by federal agents, taken into custody, and questioned and served 21 months in prison, from July 2011through April 2013. His actions are referred to as “creative acts of protest” in times when “morality and law are on opposite sides” by C Guillebau (The Art of Non Conformity). The story has been made into a feature length documentary ‘Bidder 70’.