The National Parks Service (an agency within the Department of Interior) is putting forward a means to pay for needed maintenance by doubling, sometimes tripling, park entry fees.
This initiative follows a proposal to slash the budget of the NPS, and also follows reports that the Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke, has been using taxpayer money for charter flights instead of much cheaper commercial flights.
Party politics aside, it is unequivocally wrong for Zinke to use taxpayer money to fund his travels and to cut the budget of the NPS while simultaneously suggesting the only way to fund National Park maintenance is through alienating visitors and depriving families from some of America’s greatest points of pride and beauty.
We don’t have much time – make your voice heard by clicking HERE before the public comment period ends on November 23rd, 2017. Our National Parks are a part of what makes America great and we need to urge members of Congress to fight the administration tooth and nail to preserve public access.