(EnviroNews Utah) – In this episode, we witness a motivational speech delivered by renowned climate change activist Tim DeChristopher to a group of enthusiastic Utah activists against international mining giant Rio Tinto and it’s Utah-based subsidiary Kennecott Utah Copper. The protestors were adamant, in light of Utah’s critical air pollution crisis, and the global climate change problem, that Kennecott should decommission their coal burning facilities and, at a MINIMUM, replace them with natural gas plants.
The group had assembled as part of the national Fossil Fools Day of Action that commenced on April 1, 2004 and continues to the present with annual demonstrations running around the country every April Fools Day.
DeChristopher is well known for his arrest and corresponding legal battles from a case in Southern Utah where he successfully monkeywrenched an oil and gas auction around Canyonlands National Park by bidding on the mineral rights in 14 separate parcels.
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