Yosemite, as you probably know, is a freakishly beautiful national park visited by around 4 million nature lovers (and some family members of nature lovers... ) a year. That's a lot of potential latte purchases for a brand like Starbucks, and word has recently spread that the massive coffee chain is looking to capitalize on them with a Yosemite location. At least 12,500 people are not fans of this idea, as you can see in this Change.org petition.
The petition takes an aggressive stance: "Multinational corporations have no place in our National Parks... The Park will lose its essence, making it hardly distinguishable from a chaotic and bustling commercial city." It also urges the park to consider local establishments instead.
"Starbucks, or any big committee retail entity, just doesn’t fit in Yosemite," one of the petition signers said in a comment. "Why spoil Yosemite, a place where people can go enjoy nature with Starbucks, the symbol of blatant consumerism that those same people see every Monday through Friday on their way to their cold and depressing cubicles."