Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web
Letters to Trump and 50 governors: The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable sent letters to the president and all 50 governors asking for tariff relief, stimulus aid, and “essential business” classification.
Modell’s buys some time: The sporting goods retailer has sought a suspension of its highly publicized bankruptcy proceedings as the coronavirus pandemic develops. [Bloomberg Law]
DOI uses pandemic as a diversion tactic: As the public is distracted with the coronavirus crisis, the Department of the Interior is racing to pass legislation that would prop up oil and gas companies at the expense of the environment. [Outside Online]
Park ranger kills Colorado man: A national park employee shot and killed a man near Carlsbad Caverns National Park after an altercation. [Out There Colorado]
“Locals only” policies may be illegal: Various counties in Colorado have closed their doors to visitors as the coronavirus develops. It may be against the law. [Colorado Sun]
OIA gathers resources for the industry: The group has published a resource hub to help the outdoor industry get through this difficult time.
Disaster loans to help businesses: This webinar from OIA will tell you everything you need to know about economic injury disaster loans.
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