(KCPW News) It’s been more than two years since his act of civil disobedience, but environmental activist Tim DeChristopher’s federal trial finally begins today. DeChristopher has become known as “Bidder 70” for taking part in a December 2008 auction in order to prevent land parcels near national parks from being auctioned off to oil and gas companies. He was hoping to argue that he acted out of necessity in order to prevent climate change, but has been barred from using that in his defense. With that in mind, KCPW’s Jeff Robinson asked DeChristopher how he plans to defend himself from the two federal charges he’s facing.
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