Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

SOAR Act advances: A new bill that would simplify permitting for outdoor recreation on public lands has passed the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources and moved to the floor of the House of Representatives. [America Outdoors]

New REI to open in September: The retailer will open a new location in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, this fall. [The Mountain Press]

Climate crisis in Bangladesh: A quarter of the country is flooded. Climate change has devastated the lives of millions. [The New York Times]

National Park tragedy: A Colorado man died after falling 700 feet in Rocky Mountain National Park on Thursday. [The Denver Post]

Farewell to Phil Powers: The American Alpine Club bids farewell to its longtime CEO.

Columbia’s corporate responsibility report: The company has released its 2019 report with detailed info about its sustainability practices, employee empowerment goals, and more.

Outdoor Retailer Online education sessions: If you missed them during the live show last week, OR’s seminars and lectures are still available on demand

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First Look Video: A sneak peak at the GCI Outdoor Kickback Rocker with SNEWS editor-in-chief Kristin Hostetter. 

Environmental groups sue Trump: 20 organizations have brought a lawsuit against the administration over changes to the National Environmental Policy Act. 

Editor's note from The VoiceConfronting racism in the outdoor industry starts at home.