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

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.

This article was originally published in Fortune.