It is high time that the uber rich stop acting like their jet set New York to LA
shuttling ways are in any way friendly to the environment, let alone their
building of gargantuan "cabins" across the interior of the west.
Trump and Zinke just gave some of the land back. He didn't steal it.
It's obvious that Patogonia is lying and those of us that are from the
Western States get that. Nice try but us westerners, ranchers, farmers, miners,
and western land lovers are going to fight and protect what is ours. Always
have and always will.
I plan to become a good customer of Patagonia.
Zinke is proving to be the last person who should attack another for lack of
ethics. The Secretary has multiple incidents that undermine his credibility.@ FT, the answer to your question is that Zinke and his posse are doing
the bidding of their supporters. They are there to serve monied special
The truth is, most American's wanted to leave the monuments unchanged as
the poll conducted by Zinke showed. Nothing about this administration has been
honest, and so they continue with the fabrications about the monuments.When elected leaders refuse to listen to their bosses, then private leaders
will fill the void.Patagonia is putting their money where their
mouth is, and conservatives lose their collective mind.
Patagonia is defending the protection of the land, and of the Native American
tribes who want to see it defend it. Zinke is defending a scam that will
ultimately allow rich donors (developers, miners, drillers, etc.) to despoil it.
Thank you Patagonia for your efforts to defend the welfare of this precious and
This article, among many, underscores how the environmental movement is out of
hand even if the rest of the world is having a hard time articulating its
positions.This country was mostly ruled by law, from its inception,
until special interest groups abandoned legislation in favor of judicial
activism as a means of manipulating social conditions. We might observe and
remember that "what goes around comes around" and "much of what you
do to others eventually gets done to you..."What catches my attention
in this article is that certain individuals, removed from appointed/hired
government positions, seem to have acted in past position with strong personal
biases rather than a balanced general interest of the populous. I think it now
should be all right to take a more moderate tone with environmental issues.
Negotiation and compromise are not four-letter words. It is not unholy to
"promote the general welfare" instead of some segment's
"personal welfare."The Patagonia leader's act seems a
business figure with a stage using his "Schtick" in several senses of
the word including cheap advertising. In behalf of those he attacks, "Good
for the goose, good for the gander..."
But it is OK for the Democrats quoted at the end of the artile to praise
Patagonia. Patagonia has inserted itself into politics including leading outdoor
retailers out of Utah. It goes both ways. Do you really expect to
kick and poke against government but have their lips sealed?
Patagonia has a social conscience and that kind of courage is to be applauded.
These House Republicans serve their master, not the American people. Truth
doesn't work well with this administration. If there are corporations or
businesses who want to come out as pro-Trump, that kind of foolishness will not
Don't use taxpayer money to defend public criticism. Why aren't you
asking your cronies to use their money? The oil and gas industry is throwing
money at the Trumps. Heck, just last month we the people paid over $16,000 for
a private charter so you could go give a pep talk to his hockey team in Las
Vegas. Seems they should back you up with your feud with Patagonia.