Patagonia Boycotts Major Event In Utah Over GOP Push To Undo Conservation Effort

Patagonia Boycotts Major Event In Utah Over GOP Push To Undo Conservation Effort

February 07, 2017


Much unrest in the outdoor world as unaligned values continue.

Patagonia Boycotts Major Event In Utah Over GOP Push To Undo Conservation Effort

The outdoor-gear retailer has declared war on the state’s Republican-controlled government.

02/07/2017 11:25 am ET

Alexander C. Kaufman Senior Business Editor, The Huffington Post

Patagonia quit a major outdoor retailer trade show on Tuesday over Utah’s move to reverse a national monument designation that former President Barack Obama made during his last weeks in office.

The company threatened last month to withdraw from Salt Lake City’s biannual Outdoor Retailer Show ― a trade show that brings in 45,000 visitors who spend more than $40 million each year ― if Utah Gov. Gay Herbert (R) signed legislation asking President Donald Trump to undo the designation of Bears Ears National Monument in the state. Herbert inked such a bill into law on Friday.

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