Last Wednesday, president Trump signed an executive order that requires federal officials to review all national monument designations made over the past 20-plus years — years in which both republicans and democrats have sat in the oval office, for those playing the home game — calling the designations “another egregious abuse of federal power.”
Framed as “a way to return power to states and individuals,” the ironically-defended order isn’t sitting well with famed outdoor apparel manufacturer, Patagonia, who is threatening to sue the president if the order is enacted.
“A president does not have the authority to rescind a National Monument. An attempt to change the boundaries ignores the review process of cultural and historical characteristics and the public input,” a statement by the company read. They added that they’re, “preparing to take every step necessary, including legal action, to defend our most treasured public landscapes from coast to coast.”
In the immortal words of Method Man, “Get ’em!”
Since, for many of us, it feels like biting into a lightbulb sandwich every time there’s news of another executive order, it’s nice to know that Patagonia is gearing up to the lead the #resistance on this particular bit of Trumpfuckery.
You can read more about the order, and see the rest of Patagonia’s very strongly worded response, at The Hill.