Embattled Trump Secretary of the Interior chair Ryan Zinke (previously) unveiled a plan to raise the service charge for using our nation's parks to $70/day (it's currently $25/day), a move that would price access to national parks out of the budgets of 71% of working-class Americans.
More than 100,000 people sent overwhelmingly negative, overwhelmingly enraged comments to the EPA about the proposal and the EPA blinked, canceling the proposal.
The Department of the Interior points out that the national parks need $12 billion to address failing infrastructure. I don’t know — maybe the answer to that is to not prevent people from actually visiting the parks.
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