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Commentary: Secretary Zinke’s Empty Promise to Fund the National Parks
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Commentary: Secretary Zinke’s Empty Promise to Fund the National Parks

Matt Lee-Ashley writes on the insufficiency of Interior Secretary Zinke's new plan to fund U.S. national parks.

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  • Matt Lee-Ashley

As the saying goes: If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Take Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s proposal to use new revenues from drilling and mining on America’s public lands and oceans to fix up bathrooms, roads, and parking lots in the national parks.

At first glance, the concept seems benign. In fact, a bill to codify it—the National Park Restoration Act—has attracted a bipartisan handful of cosponsors in the Senate and the House.

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Matt Lee-Ashley

Senior Fellow