Meet the Writer Who Bought 1,750 Acres of Oil & Gas Leases in Utah to Keep It in the Ground
February 18, 2016
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."
Watch: Full interview with Terry Tempest Williams from Salt Lake City below: