Keep It in the Ground: Author Terry Tempest Williams Buys 1,750 Acres of Oil & Gas Leases in Utah


Democracy Now!

Published on Feb 18, 2016

http://democracynow.org – In Utah, more than 100 protesters disrupted a federal auction of oil and gas leases, spontaneously bursting into song until they were forced to leave. Author and activist Terry Tempest Williams, registered as Bidder 19, successfully bought rights to 1,750 acres of land to spare it from fossil fuel extraction. When asked by a Bureau of Land Management official if she was making a “legitimate bid for energy development,” Tempest Williams said: “You can’t define what energy is for us. Our energy development is fueling a movement.” Terry Tempest Williams joins us from Salt Lake City.

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