06 Apr '18, 6pm

Public Outcry Could Save National Parks From

Entrance to Yosemite National Park, which received more than 4 million visitors in 2017. Colin Miller / Flickr Public Outcry Could Save National Parks From Zinke’s Dramatic Fee Hikes By Courtney Lindwall Load the camper back up: U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke appears to be backtracking on the steep entrance fee hikes he proposed last October for 17 of the country's most popular national parks . In a relatively short public comment period of 30 days, the Interior Department received more than 100,000 comments from concerned Americans. They were not happy campers. The response to the new entrance fees (some of which nearly tripled the current price) was overwhelmingly negative, with 98 percent of the comments, the Washington Post reported , opposing the raised fees. Americans of all stripes shared a similar sentiment: We deserve a fair price to visit ou...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/national-parks-fees-zinke-255683...

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