Friday, August 05, 2016

Outdoor companies back proposed Utah national monument

A coalition of outdoor sports companies in Salt Lake City voiced support Thursday for a proposed national monument in southeastern Utah that has become a flashpoint in the debate over public lands in the West. Company leaders from a group that included The North Face, Patagonia, Rossignol and Black Diamond said at a Thursday news conference that preserving open spaces is paramount to keeping their industry vibrant and allowing Utah-based companies to recruit top talent. The event marked the latest salvo in an intense back-and-forth between monument supporters and opponents over the last several months in Utah...more

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