Cantwell releases statement on new plan to raise park fees

Cantwell releases statement on new plan to raise park fees

Senator Maria Cantwell made the following statement Thursday regarding Secretary Zinke’s new proposal to raise park fees by $5 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.”