BOULDER, CO (August 29, 2022) — Outdoor Industry Association today released a statement regarding the state of Utah’s decision to file a lawsuit over the Biden Administration’s decision to reinstate the boundaries of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments under the Antiquities Act:
“We share the disappointment and concern of many regarding this unfortunate legal action by the Utah state government,” said OIA interim executive director Kent Ebersole. “Time and again, the outdoor industry has come together as one in defense of public lands and waters when they have come under threat. This time is no different. We will continue to strongly advocate for these critical federal protections for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante to ensure that every generation of Americans – present and future – are guaranteed access to these special places.”
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Based in Boulder, Colo., with offices in Washington, D.C., Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the leading trade association for the outdoor industry. For more than 30 years, OIA has served as the trusted convenor, resource, and voice of the outdoor industry. OIA unites and serves manufacturers, suppliers, sales representatives, and retailer members through its focus on trade and recreation policy, sustainable business innovation, and outdoor participation. The association provides its members with insights, advocacy, and opportunities for action that support the long-term success of outdoor businesses and ensure the outdoor experience for all. For more information, visit outdoorindustry.org.