Most outdoor enthusiasts probably feel our public lands should be kept under the control of We The People, not federal bureaucrats. Yes we all want our lands kept clean, preserved and beautiful. No question there. But do we really want fed agents telling us we can’t ever have access to them or actually use them?
Of course not.
Barack Obama worked tirelessly to ban public use of public lands while in office. He was constantly using regulation to create massive blocks of land that only federal agencies could use, not the public. He did so using bizarre declarations of monuments, endangered species, etc.
When I said most that obviously means there are some who for whatever reason agree a lot of public lands should be banned for use by the… public. One of those individuals is the CEO of outdoor clothing giant Patagonia.
Seems the CEO of a company that outfits Americans to enjoy public lands in whatever climate they may be in wants you to buy their products, she just doesn’t want you to enjoy a lot of the land you would buy her products for.
The CEO of outdoor clothing giant Patagonia is burnishing her anti-Republican bona fides again, this time saying she intends to pledge her entire company to the “resistance” of President Donald Trump.
Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario recently attacked President Trump for his statements about rolling back President Obama’s unusually aggressive campaign of confiscating millions of acres of state lands and claiming them as “national monuments.”
“We have to fight like hell to keep every inch of public land,” Marcario said in a May article at Huffpost. “I don’t have a lot of faith in politics and politicians right now.”
In an effort to prevent citizens from retaking possession of their state lands, one of her immediate actions will be to sue the Trump administration for its efforts to scale back Obama’s unprecedented land grab.
“A president does not have the authority to rescind a national monument,” Marcario said in an April 26 statement after Trump announced his national monuments order. “An attempt to change the boundaries ignores the review process of cultural and historical characteristics and the public input.”
“We have to fight like hell to keep every inch of public land,” Umm…. isn’t that exactly what Trump is doing? He’s not pushing to give the land away to the Chinese like Harry Reid does. He’s not rolling back regulation to sell the land to casinos.
He simply ensuring the public can use public lands that the public owns.
What’s the big deal here?