00:00:00
/
00:00:00
 
Press Play to start audio

March 03, 2011

Monkey Wrenching

Tim DeChristopher is on trial this week for “monkey wrenching” a federal oil and gas auction. When he heard about an auction of drilling leases for 150,000 acres of public land in Southern Utah, he attended the auction, got a paddle, and began to bid. Soon he had secured leases worth over 1.5 million dollars, and he didn’t have the money. Does Tim deserve to go to jail as a felon? He joins Dick to talk about his case.

You might also like…

Daily Story Update

Get daily updates and special announcements about The Story.
 

Produced by

WUNC North Carolina Public Radio 91.5 logo