Patagonia says massive monuments means more public access. History tells us that is a LIE. Federal overreach never results in more access. By supporting radical environmental groups, and promoting biased advertisements for national monuments, Patagonia makes themselves seem like good stewards of the environment, all while profiting off lands that are rightfully YOURS.
Commentary by FRR editor
The lie that increasing federal power over public lands increases access to those lands is illustrated in an article we posted earlier today titled “Is Forest Service shutting public out of its plans to obliterate roads in Bears Ears Monument?”
The U.S. Forest Service, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has a responsibility to guide and defend responsible resource use and development in our national forests, including the facilitation of mining, logging, livestock grazing, and agricultural water projects. But the imposition of a national monument on some of Utah’s most promising public lands, is already leading to severe restrictions to access. Quite literally, public lands are being taken out of public hands.
Nevertheless, giant ‘Big Rec’ corporations, such as Patagonia, are pursuing the big dollars that come with limiting public lands uses to ‘recreation only,’ shutting out the stewards of the land, who have managed lands, water, resources and wildlife for over a century.
Don’t buy the lies of Big Rec.
FIRM vs Patagonia
Video produced by Foundation for Integrated Resource Management, firmcountry.com
Americans love their public lands.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has committed to make these lands accessible to EVERYONE.
There are those, however, who would use them for their own special interests.
Patagonia says massive monuments means more public access. History tells us that is a LIE.
Federal overreach never results in more access.
By supporting radical environmental groups, and promoting biased advertisements for national monuments…
Patagonia makes themselves seem like good stewards of the environment…
All while profiting off lands that are rightfully YOURS.
They spread false and deceiving lies about Secretary Zinke’s plans.
And line their pockets will millions of dollars, at your expense.
Patagonia alone has spent more than $700,000.00 to fight Secretary Zinke.
Stating…”for Secretary Zinke…to review whether to shrink or rescind dozens of National Monuments is absurd.” ~Yvon Chouinard, Founder of Patagonia
Take a stand with Secretary Zinke for what is yours.
And ask yourself…Is it special interests, or local interests?
This is our home.
And these are our lands.
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