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We’re in the news again!

by on December 6, 2012

The December 6, edition of the Moab Times Independent led with this story: Local companies named on ‘boycott’ list for supporting national monument proposal near Canyonlands which mainly focuses on the spontaneous Facebook boycott campaign against the signers of the OIA letter to the President, but failed to mention this boycott threat from back in August:

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The outdoor recreation industry is flexing its economic muscle — some $640 billion spent annually by Americans on gear, travel and services — to push for wilderness protection in Utah, threatening to pull a lucrative biannual trade show if the state doesn’t change course on environmental issues.

The industry showed its resolve last week by giving Utah’s governor an ultimatum: give up on a threat to take over federal land in the state or risk losing the outdoor gear show that draws thousands of visitors and injects more than $40 million yearly into the state economy.

Outdoor industry attempts to flex political clout

 

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