Patagonia And REI Use Their Websites To Fight For Protected Land

Patagonia and REI are fighting back against President Donald Trump’s move to slash protected lands.

The two retailing companies, both specializing in outdoor clothing and equipment, used their websites to spread awareness of the administration’s drastic reduction of protected federal lands in Utah on Monday. Trump said he planned to reduce the size 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 size.

“Some people 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.”

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