Cantwell Statement On New Zinke Plan To Raise Park Fees

April 12, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) made the following statement regarding Secretary Zinke’s new proposal to raise park fees by five dollars in most parks where fees are charged:

"I’m glad Secretary Zinke abandoned his reckless plan to almost triple park fees on American families. However, this new plan once again lacks any transparency, public input, or full analysis of the impact new fee increases will have on park visitation and local economies,” said Senator Cantwell. “Our national parks rightfully belong to the American people and I will continue to oppose any action that creates barriers to accessing public lands."