Even if you haven’t visited the Patagonia website this week, it’s highly likely that you saw a photo of the brand’s homepage. The outdoor retailer wrote the now-viral message “The President Stole Your Land” on its website and social media platforms as a reaction to President Donald Trump’s action to reduce the size of two Utah national monuments.
On Monday the President announced that he would reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah by 85 percent and reduce the size of Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante by half and said that this action will fix the “federal overreach” of federal land protections set in place during President Barack Obama’s tenure.
Patagonia wrote in its message that this elimination of protected land is the largest amount in American history, and that they will not stand by idle.
“We’ve fought to protect these places since we were founded and now we’ll continue that fight in the courts,” Patagonia President and CEO Rose Marcario said in a statement posted on the brand’s Instagram.
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