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Patagonia Lawsuit Against Trump Ratchets Up Growing Trend Of CEO Activism

The Upper Gulch section of the Escalante Canyons within Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is shown. Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia and other retailers have jumped into a legal and political battle over President Trump's plan to shrink two sprawling Utah national monuments, a fight that would scare off most companies but buoys customers of outdoor brands that value environmental activism. (Douglas C. Pizac/AP)
The Upper Gulch section of the Escalante Canyons within Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is shown. Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia and other retailers have jumped into a legal and political battle over President Trump's plan to shrink two sprawling Utah national monuments, a fight that would scare off most companies but buoys customers of outdoor brands that value environmental activism. (Douglas C. Pizac/AP)

The clothing retailer Patagonia is suing the Trump administration after its decision to shrink two national monuments in Utah.

Researchers say it’s another example of companies taking a more public stance over the past year on political and social issues. Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Aaron Chatterji, associate professor of business and public policy at Duke University.

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