Outdoor Gear Brand Sues Trump Administration In Its Fight For National Parks
Outdoor gear maker Patagonia
is pulling out all the stops in its latest fight against the Trump administration over the protection of two national monuments in Utah.
US President Donald Trump signed
two presidential proclamations that significantly reduced the size of Bear Ears National Monument by over 80 percent, and that of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by approximately 45 percent.
The California-based brand
has initiated a campaign and replaced its website
with a black page fronted by the words, “The President Stole Your Land.” Beneath, Patagonia writes, “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.” It’s also inviting supporters to sign a petition against Trump’s decision.
Advertisement“I’m going to sue him,”
Patagonia’s founder Yvon Chouinard said to CNN
. Another spokesperson for the brand commented to GQ
, “We feel that we have to pull out all the stops at this point. This is not a time to sit back and let any tool available to us go unused.”
In a post on
Patagonia’s Instagram, shown below, President and CEO Rose Marcario mentions inside the caption, “We’ve fought to protect these places since we were founded and now we’ll continue that fight in the courts.”
learn more about the issue on CNN
, main image via Patagonia