DENVER—Patagonia, a California-based outdoor clothing company whose products are made in part from petroleum, is throwing its support behind the drive for a statewide Colorado fracking ban in 2014.
“We will continue to support grassroots movements that are pushing local, state and federal governments to ban or strictly regulate fracking in communities across the country,” said Patagonia CEO Casey Sheahan in a letter released Wednesday. “That starts with a statewide ban in Colorado in 2014.”
The letter comes as the latest sign that Colorado’s anti-fracking movement, often described as a local and grassroots effort, is receiving help from wealthy environmentalists as it pushes for a statewide moratorium or ban on the November ballot. Read more »