PATAGONIA’S PRESIDENT AND CEO ROSE MARCARIO RESPONDS TO SECRETARY ZINKE’S 45-DAY INTERIM REPORT ON BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT

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Despite months of rhetoric claiming his respect for Teddy Roosevelt’s legacy of public lands protection, Secretary Zinke revealed he is just another politician looking to exploit and develop America’s public lands at the expense of our children and grandchildren. Secretary Zinke’s recommendation that the president shrink the boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument ignores the law and public outcry, including over one million comments in support of monument status. Bears Ears holds irreplaceable cultural, ecological and recreational value and it needs our protection. If the president decides to usurp Congress’s authority and shrink the boundaries on his own, Patagonia will take legal action to defend our public lands. We hope everyone who cares about public lands will continue to let their voices be heard.

– Rose Marcario, President and CEO, Patagonia

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