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US Patagonia CEO on Trump shrinking monuments: 'This is not about politics'

01:15  07 december  2017
01:15  07 december  2017 Source:   thehill.com

Trump to shrink national monuments next week: report

  Trump to shrink national monuments next week: report President Trump plans to travel to Utah next week and announce he will shrink at least two national monuments, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Tuesday. Trump will visit Salt Lake City to detail plans to shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, according to the report, which added that he will not visit the monuments or stay overnight in the state.The White House did not immediately reply to a request for comment from The Hill.

Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario denied the company having any political motivations in its website's statement condemning President Trump 's "illegal" shrink two national monuments in Utah. " This is not about politics ; it’s about protecting the places we love and keeping the great promise of this

Trump announces shrinking of Utah monuments 02:26. Trump shrinks Utah monuments in historic move. "I'm going to sue him," says Yvon Chouinard, founder and CEO of outdoor gear maker Patagonia . "It seems the only thing this administration understands is lawsuits.

Patagonia to sue Trump for shrinking national monuments © Provided by The Hill Patagonia to sue Trump for shrinking national monuments Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario denied the company having any political motivations in its website's statement condemning President Trump's "illegal" move to shrink two national monuments in Utah.

"This is not about politics; it's about protecting the places we love and keeping the great promise of this country for our children and grandchildren," Marcario wrote in an op-ed for Time Magazine. "We won't let President Trump tear down our heritage and sell it to the highest bidder."

The recreation company's website featured a banner claiming "The President Stole Your Land" following Trump's announcement Monday to reduce the size of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante national monuments by roughly one million acres each.

Thousands protest Trump's Utah monument reduction plan

  Thousands protest Trump's Utah monument reduction plan SALT LAKE CITY — Thousands of protesters fired up by President Donald Trump's expected announcement to shrink two national monuments in Utah rallied in Salt Lake City on Saturday, just two days ahead of his planned visit.Crowds converged on the steps of the Utah State Capitol to denounce Trump's decision, many chanting and holding signs with messages such as "Protect Wild Utah." Native American groups, some in tribal dress, danced or formed drum circles.Speakers who addressed the throngs of demonstrators included a state lawmaker and an official with the Navajo Nation.State Rep. Patrice Arent, a Democrat from Millcreek, accused Trump of coming to "wreak destruction on a land he knows bas

And Rose Marcario, Patagonia ’s chief executive officer , made the protection of Bears Ears one of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, which Patagonia has filed a lawsuit to preserve, is a “place The Trump administration has not formally responded to the lawsuit filed by Patagonia and the other

Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario echoed Chouinard's comments in a statement on the company's website. President Donald Trump holds up a signed proclamation to shrink the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante national monuments at the Utah State Capitol on Mon., Dec.

Patagonia announced it will sue the administration over the decision.

The CEO pointed to Patagonia's "longstanding environmental and social values" and said that the unpopular decision would open up the lands to heavy industrialization and commercial use, positioning the decision as a threat to the company's outdoor interests.

Marcario also defended the company's claim that Trump's move was illegal, citing the Antiquities Act of 1906 that allows presidents to designate national monuments but noted it does "not give the President the power to undo a prior president's monument designations."

Trump's decision would reduce the size of Bears Ears, a vast monument designated by former President Obama, by nearly 85 percent and the Grand Staircase monument by about half. Together, the move marks the largest cut back of publicly owned lands in U.S. history.

"For more than a century, presidents of both political parties have upheld their solemn responsibility as stewards of America's public lands by protecting our most special wild places," Marcario wrote.


Trump's monuments move won't harm the environment -- Ignore the naysayers .
Once again, President Donald Trump is taking a reasonable action to correct enormous overreach from previous administrations, and once again, the media and the left are going berserk. The Trump administration's decision this week to reduce the size of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah was neither unique nor even out of the ordinary.Similar actions have been taken at various federal monument sites nearly 20 times before by presidents such as John F. Kennedy, Woodrow Wilson, and Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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