California moves to block national park fee increases

State Attorneys General fight against plan to increase fees at National Parks

NPS's Washington-centric approach, announcing the proposed fees for 17 parks without any detailed analysis or prior outreach to impacted communities and setting a short comment period that includes major holidays, is created to minimize input from the American public to whom the national parks belong.

The current fee is $30. Bicyclist and pedestrians entrance fees would double to $30. The majority of national parks will remain free to enter; only 118 of 417 parks have an entrance fee.

"We all believe that our National Parks are treasures that must be accessible to everyone", Gardner wrote.

In addition to Glacier and Yellowstone, parks on the list include Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Denali, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Olympic, Sequoia & Kings Canyon, Yosemite, Zion, Acadia, Mount Rainier, Rocky Mountain, Shenandoah and Joshua Tree National Parks.

"It is simply disingenuous for the Trump Administration to claim that this proposal to charge families more is needed to help address the maintenance backlogs at our attractive national parks".

Becerra said the fee increase would greatly impact modest-income families.

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Fees have always been an important source of revenue used to improve the visitor experience and recreation opportunities in national parks and on other federal lands. The raised fees will generate an estimated $70 million per year and will help pay for the Park Service's $11.3 billion in needed park repairs, including improving facilities and infrastructure and enhancing visitor services.

That pass gets you into all the parks, national monuments and other federal lands that charge fees.

Officials have extended the public comment period on the fee raise until December 22.

Becerra blasted the Trump administration for seeking a fee increase while also proposing in his 2018 budget request a roughly $300 million cut to national parks.

A public comment period on the proposal runs until November 23, 2017 on the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website. All proposed fee adjustments for commercial operators would go into effect following an implementation window.

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