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Patagonia to sue Trump administration over 'unlawful' elimination of protected land

Hours after President Trump announced Monday he will shrink the size of two national monuments in Utah, outdoor retailer Patagonia said it will sue to try to stop him.

"Americans have overwhelmingly spoken out against the Trump administration's unprecedented attempt to shut down our national monuments," Patagonia President and CEO Rose Marcario said in a statement. "We've fought to protect these places since we were founded and now we'll continue that fight in the courts."

The homepage of the company's website now reads, "The President Stole Your Land," and calls Trump's plan to reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by 50 percent an "illegal move" and "the largest elimination of protected land in American history." Several other groups, including Friends of Cedar Mesa and Archaeology Southwest will join Patagonia in the lawsuit. Their suit will be filed after the Inter Tribal Coalition goes forward with a lawsuit of its own, AdAge reports.