“I’m gonna sue him”
Patagonia founder, Yvon Chouinard, on President Trump downsizing Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in the largest elimination of protected land in American history.
This battle has been going on for quite some time, but the unfavorable final decision (against the will of over 1 million comments in the National Monuments Review) was met with protests from the outdoor community nationwide and some of the industry’s biggest brands are taking a stand. Most notably, with Patagonia’s homepage going black in solidarity.
Yvon Chouinard and Patagonia, not ones to make false threats (as they demonstrated in their withdrawal from Outdoor Retailer until the show moved out of Utah), is taking the Trump Administration to court. The goal if they win is to set a precedent to prevent Presidential overreach in the clawing back of protected lands granted via the Antiquities Act going forward.
Want to take action?
Join the conversation to #protectpubliclands and learn what you can do to address and correct this #monumentalmistake.
Text DEFEND to 52886. And click the link below to add your voice to Patagonia’s charge.