Patagonia, REI target administration’s rollback of land protections

The outdoor retailers have a history of environmental activism. After the Trump administration announced a historic rollback of protections, both responded.

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Patagonia and REI waded into the political thicket after the Trump administration rolled back protections for some land connected to Big Ears National Monument. Patagonia built a new entrance to its website with a stark design.

This is what’s on Patagonia’s home page right now. pic.twitter.com/eFAp7lnYTY

— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 4, 2017

The Washington Post wrote:

Anyone who visited Patagonia’s website on Monday night in search of a warm winter fleece or a pair of snow pants was in for a surprise. Replacing the usual shopping choices were giant white letters on a black background offering a stark message: “The President Stole Your Land.”

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