GU Energy Labs is withdrawing from the Outdoor Retailer tradeshow in Salt Lake City, Utah. GU said it will return to Outdoor Retailer “when Utah officials demonstrate a more progressive and protective approach towards public lands, including Bears Ears National Monument, or Outdoor Retailer relocates to a conservation-minded state.”
In lieu of investment in Outdoor Retailer, GU donated $25,000 to a new program of the Conservation Alliance – the Public Lands Defense Fund. Additionally, GU said it will direct new focus to building awareness around Bears Ears National Monument and other threatened public lands.
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