The road trip is back on! U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has officially backed down from the dramatic national park entrance fee hikes he proposed back in October. After fierce public backlash, he's now opting instead for a modest $5 increase for seven-day vehicle passes. His initial suggestion was to nearly triple the cost of visiting some of the country’s most popular parks to $70.
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Public Outcry May Have Saved National Parks from Zinke’s Dramatic Fee Hikes
Latest NewsUnited StatesCourtney Lindwall
Americans remind the Interior secretary that this land is our land (and we should be able to afford visiting it).
Interior Secretary Zinke's Assault on America's Public Lands
Expert BlogTheo Spencer
Most people also probably aren’t aware that President Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke are in the midst of an unprecedented assault on these public resources in what appears to be a vast giveaway to select group of dirty energy…
This Land Is Oil Land, This Land Is Gas Land
Expert BlogSharon Buccino
The Interior Department is the caretaker of America’s public lands, wildlife and natural resources. Unfortunately, Interior Secretary Zinke is proving to be a steward for just a few of us—the oil, gas and coal companies who seek to dig and…
The Revolution Will Be Tweeted, by Our National Parks
Latest NewsUnited StatesClara Chaisson
NPS employees know facts matter. They won’t be silenced.