I Do Not Want Mercy, I Want You To Join Me | Common Dreams
Tim DeChristopher's address about the 2008 BLM controversy... for anyone who doesn't know the back-story...
The week before leaving office, President Bush kicked one more backdoor deal to Big Oil. He tried to auction off 130,000 acres of redrock desert lands right outside of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks for oil and gas development. A local college student and former wilderness guide named Tim DeChristopher went to the auction, registered as “bidder #70″, and successfully bid on and won over $1.7 million worth of fossil fuel leases. This action prompted a federal court to review the auction and ultimately deem it to be illegitimate
Worth a read... it's long, but deep.