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Sinema, Love Call on Secretary Zinke to Stop National Parks Entrance Fee Increase

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) and Congresswoman Mia Love (UT-04) called on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to stop a proposal by the National Park Service (NPS) to significantly increase entrance fees at 17 national parks.

 

“This large fee increase to access the Grand Canyon is a misguided proposal that hurts Arizona’s tourism economy and our access to public lands,” said Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema. “For generations, Arizonans have hiked, fished, camped, and enjoyed our national parks. They are special places that tell Arizona’s story and speak to our state’s unique way of life. As Westerners, we will work together on a reasonable solution that ensures our national parks remain open and accessible for all Americans to enjoy.”

 

“I strongly believe in protecting and preserving the beauty of our National Parks, and understand that comes at a cost,” said Congresswoman Love. “However, I am concerned that the proposed fee increase would make them inaccessible to families in Utah and throughout the West. I’m grateful for this opportunity to unite with my Western colleague, and look forward to collaborative discussions regarding park fees in the weeks ahead.”

 

Read the full letter here:

Sinema Love NPS Fee Increase Letter 10.25.17 (10/25/1705:53 PMET )