Climate activist and convicted monkey-wrencher Tim DeChristopher won't be sentenced next week as planned, but that won't stop his supporters from demonstrating outside Salt Lake City's federal courthouse.
The court and prosecutors confirmed a delay in DeChristopher's penalty for fraudulently bidding on federal oil and gas leases, originally scheduled to be imposed June 23. They haven't said why, though, leaving environmentalists who had publicly scheduled protests to speculate it's to steal their thunder.
"It's just another attempt to [stifle] actions," said Salt Lake City resident Ashley Anderson, co-founder of the DeChristopher-affiliated group Peaceful Uprising. "The only thing they can do is change dates around and try to throw us off so that what we do doesn't look as powerful."