ibusinesslines.com July 17, 2018

Patagonia sues Trump to protect Utah national monuments

07 December 2017, 11:02 | Myron Mathis

Patagonia sues Trump to protect Utah national monuments

Two Utah National Momments Under Review By Deparetment of Interior

Following the recent presidential proclamations to drastically reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Patagonia has taken yet another bold environmental stance by blacking out its homepage in opposition of the move and calling on consumers to take action against "the largest elimination of protected land in American history".

Other organizations, including the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), have also expressed concern over Trump's national monument agenda.

President Trump travelled to Salt Lake City to make the announcement and declared the millions of acres of land is now open for hunting and economic development.

The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, created by Bill Clinton in 1996, will be downsized from 1.9 million acres to 1 million acres.

Nonprofit environmental law organization Earthjustice filed

According to Earthjustice, the Antiquities Act grants presidents the authority to designate public land as federally protected areas under national monuments to safeguard significant features of natural, cultural, historic or scientific interest.

Pidot said they will argue that under the U.S. Constitution, the president doesn't have the right to undo designations made under the Antiquities Act, that's the job of Congress.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the lawsuit won't change the administration's decision.

Ancient granaries, part of the House on Fire ruins are shown here in the South Fork of Mule Canyon in the Bears Ears National Monument.

In the proclamation announcing the redrawn boundaries of Bears Ears, President Trump claimed that the move was necessary due to "the lack of a threat of damage or destruction to many of those objects".

"Americans have overwhelmingly spoken out against the Trump Administration's unprecedented attempt to shut down our national monuments", said Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario in a statement. "In that light, we believe there is a compelling case to maintain the integrity of our existing national monuments".

Other News

Trending Now

New Tomb Raider confirmed, here's what the leaks already tell us
Through the official Tomb Raider account on Twitter , Square Enix confirmed that a new Tomb Raider installment is on the way. Either way, be on the look out in 2018 for when Square Enix decides to officially unveil the new Tomb Raider game.

August Ames Died Because Of Online Bullies, Adult Actress Brett Rossi Says
Nick Capra said she "may be the stupidest woman I've come across in 15 years of this industry". Performer Aidra Fox, via her @NeonLolita Twitter account, said, "I just am in shock".

GE Power to cut 12000 jobs globally
At a certain point in the past four quarters, the shares traded as low as $17.46 but made a 1.15% recovery since then. The stock of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) earned "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, October 2.

First snow flurries of season set to fall into festive place
The rain will be heavy and preceded by sleet and snow across the north and east and may give accumulations over high ground. While Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange Snow and Ice Warning for parts of the country, this does not apply to Louth .

London Mayor Sadiq Khan arrives in Pakistan on maiden tour
Sadiq Khan is now taking part in the first ever trade mission by a London mayor to India and Pakistan. He is scheduled to meet the prime minister and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah.

Are the Browns right to bring Hue Jackson back in 2018?
The Cleveland Browns fired top executive Sashi Brown , but are keeping coach Hue Jackson for another season despite a 1-27 record. We need to ensure that we maximize our opportunity for success; with our picks, free agency and building our roster.

Lululemon Athletica inc. (LULU) Q3 Earnings, Q4 Outlook Beat Expectations
Stock in Focus: Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU ) for 133,711 shares. 9,512 are owned by Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale. Crystal Rock Capital Management acquired a new position in lululemon athletica in the 2nd quarter valued at $2,418,000.