|Date:||Monday, June 23, 2014|
|Presented by:||New Jersey Chp Sierra Singles|
|Location:||Panicos Brick Oven Pizzeria Bar and Grill, 94 Church Street, New Brunswick, NJ|
Movie:"Bidder 70". For those of you you haven't joined us before, you order from the menu and are responsible for what you order and a tip. The movie is at no charge for Sierra Club members.
The plot summary for "Bidder 70":
On December 19, 2008, student environmentalist, Tim DeChristopher, aka "Bidder 70", monkey-wrenched President Bush's last-minute, fraudulent BLM Oil and Gas Lease Auction. Bidding 1.7 million dollars for 22,000 acres of pristine Utah wilderness surrounding Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, with no intention to pay or drill, Tim brought the BLM auction to an abrupt halt. A month later, Barack Obama became president and on February 4, 2009, his new Interior Secretary, Ken Salazar, invalidated that entire Bureau of Land Management Auction. Nevertheless, DeChristopher was indicted on two federal felonies facing penalties of up to ten years in prison and $750,000 in fines. For the next two years, DeChristopher stepped up his activism, evolved into a climate justice leader, and waited through nine trial postponements for his February 28, 2011 trial to begin.
Please RSVP by 6/22/2014 to email@example.com. The Wolfson parking deck is free after 5:00 pm on weeknights, located at Bayard and Neilsen Sts.; or you can find street parking. We hope you will join us. There is also a paid parking lot right near Panico's on Church St.