Turned off by the anti-public lands views of Utah Governor Gary Herbert and the state’s congressional delegation—notably representatives Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz, who have lobbied President Trump to reverse Bears Ears National Monument–the biannual Outdoor Retailer show is officially leaving Utah.
[ Statement on Outdoor Industry Assoc. announcement that it will seek a new home for major trade shows currently hosted in Utah ]
The Wilderness Society commends the outdoor retail industry for making this important decision to stand by our nation’s public lands and with the millions of Americans who recreate on them.
Today, the U.S. Senate approved President Trump’s nominee, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society said: