Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 5, 2017

Patagonia, REI and Other Outdoor Retailers Protest Trump’s Decision to Shrink Utah Monuments


The New York Times reports

Patagonia, REI and other outdoor clothing and equipment retailers are speaking out against President Trump’s plan to slash the size of two national monuments in Utah by some two million acres.

Mr. Trump on Monday announced that his administration would shrink Bears Ears National Monument, a region of red rock canyons, by 85 percent, and cut another monument, Grand Staircase-Escalante, to about half its current size.

“The president stole your land,” Patagonia said in a pop-up message on its website. “In an illegal move, the president just reduced the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. This is the largest elimination of protected land in American history.”

Read story at Patagonia, REI and Other Outdoor Retailers Protest Trump’s Decision to Shrink Utah Monuments – The New York Times

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