Fee hikes could threaten parks

The Columbus Dispatch - - Letters To The Editor -

Re­gard­ing the Nov. 5 Dis­patch ar­ti­cle “Pro­posed fee in­crease at na­tional parks crit­i­cized,” I sus­pect an ul­te­rior mo­tive. When park fees go up and as a re­sult, at­ten­dance goes down, In­te­rior Sec­re­tary Ryan Zinke will have a “rea­son” to start leas­ing fed­eral lands for graz­ing and sell­ing off pieces for min­ing, drilling and coal ex­trac­tion be­cause said in­crease didn’t bring in enough money.

Soon we won’t be able to see the for­est or the trees.

Linda Elick Up­per Ar­ling­ton

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