Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

A pipeline through the Appalachian Trail: The Supreme Court has reached a decision that will allow a natural gas pipeline to run below part of the Appalachian Trail. [Adventure Journal]

Just Add Water Project: A new initiative featuring Faith Briggs and Adam Edwards aims to break down barriers in the outdoors.

The unfortunate reality of fleece: Fleece—even the recycled kind—is indisputably bad for the environment. It’s time we address that fact. [Backpacker]

New leadership at Canada Goose: The company has named Carrie Baker as president of North American business and Kara MacKillop as chief of staff/executive vice president of people and culture. [Business Insider]

Access Fund acquires new climbing areas: The group has purchased Alphabet Rock and Icehouse Boulders near Leavenworth, Washington, as part of its ongoing conservation efforts.

Rebuilding the economy: Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper on why investment in outdoor recreation will be crucial after the pandemic ends. [Summit Daily]

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We're not doing enough: A recent survey finds that outdoor industry employees are largely dissatisfied with their organizations' responses to racial injustice.

Great American Outdoors Act passes Senate: The landmark bill is now all but guaranteed to become law.

Unpaid internships and inclusion: If you truly want to support DEI efforts in the industry, do away with your unpaid internships.

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