"Patagonia Founder Rejects 'Disingenuous' Invitation To Testify"

"Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard on Tuesday rejected an invitation to testify before the House Natural Resources Committee, calling it “disingenuous.”

Chouinard had been invited to testify before the committee by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) about the Antiquities Act, after Patagonia criticized President Trump’s decision to shrink the size of two national monuments in Utah.

“I find it disingenuous that after unethically using taxpayers’ resources to call us liars, you would ask me to testify in front of a committee for a matter already decided by the administration and applauded by the Utah delegation just a week ago,” Chouinard wrote in an open letter posted on Patagonia’s website on Tuesday.

“It is clear the House Committee on Natural Resources, like many committees in this failed Orwellian government, is shackled to special interests of oil, gas, and mining and will seek to sell off our public lands at every turn.""

Jacqueline Thomsen report for The Hill December 19, 2017.

Source: The Hill, 12/20/2017