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

01:15  07 december  2017
01:15  07 december  2017 Source:   The Hill

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" 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

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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.

Interior secretary urges size cuts to more national monuments

  Interior secretary urges size cuts to more national monuments Interior secretary urges size cuts to more national monumentsInterior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday recommended President Donald Trump reduce the size of more national monuments in the western United States, and lashed out at critics of cuts already announced to protected areas in Utah.

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“I’m going to sue him,” says Yvon Chouinard, founder and CEO of outdoor gear maker Patagonia . News Politics . Grand Staircase-Escalante could get carved up into ‘2 or 3’ monuments . Trump to shrink Bears Ears, Grand Staircase; will visit Utah in December.

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 urging Hatch to run again in Utah to block Romney from Senate: report .
President Trump has personally urged Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) to run for reelection in Utah, in what some observers suspect is an attempt to block former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney from taking the seven-term senator's seat, Politico reported on Sunday. Trump has reportedly persuaded Hatch to seek another term during Hatch's visits to the White House and over phone calls.Politico first reported last month that Romney is mulling a potential 2018 Senate bid.

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