Darryl Cherney is a musician and environmental activist. He is a member of the Earth First! environmental movement. He lives in Humboldt County, California.
On May 24, 1990, Cherney was slightly injured when a pipe bomb exploded in the car he and fellow activist Judi Bari were traveling in. Bari was severely injured by the explosion. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which accused Bari and Cherney of bombing themselves. Bari and Cherney subsequently sued the FBI and Oakland Police agents for violations of the United States Constitution. Cherney and the late Bari's estate were awarded $4.4 million for violations of the First Amendment and the Fourth Amendment.
Cherney ran for Congress in the 1988 Democratic primary, which is where he met Bari.
Together with Greg King, he founded the Headwaters Forest Reserve near Eureka, California. He organized four rallies in support of Julia Butterfly Hill's two-year tree sit. With Bari, he organized the Redwood Summer campaign.
He has produced four albums of his own political satire, and founded Environmentally Sound Promotions.