Activist Stops Land Sales


The Obama Administration reversed the sale on 77 parcels of land adjoining Utah’s national parks. In December, the Bush Administration pushed through a last-minute auction of nearly 150,000 acres of public wilderness to oil and gas companies.

The sale was interrupted by environmental activist Tim DeChristopher, who purchased $1.8 million worth of land with money he didn’t have. DeChristopher could still face charges of fraud.

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