Patagonia and REI are pushing back against President Donald Trump’s move to lash protected lands.
The two retailing corporations, both specializing in outdoor garb and equipment, used their websites to spread awareness of the administration’s drastic reduction of protected federal countries in Utah on Monday. Trump said he planned to reduce the dimensions of the 1.3 -million-acre Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent and cut Grand Staircase-Escalante’s 1.9 million acres to half its sizing.
“Some beings think that the natural resources of Utah should be controlled by a small handful of very distant bureaucrats located in Washington, ” Trump said in Utah on Monday. “And guess what? They’re wrong.”
Patagonia presented a black home page following the announcement that said “The President Stole Your Land, ” while REI’s website proved a little aggressive “We Love Our Public Lands.” Both companionships link to full explanation on what they are calling the “largest removal of protected ground in American history.”