Arizona AG announces opposition to National Park Service fee hike
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Wednesday he is against a new National Park Service proposal that would raise fees in 17 parks, including the Grand Canyon.
If the proposal passed, visitors would be charged $70 per vehicle, from May until September, up from the current $30 fee. National park officials claimed a fee increase is needed to address a backlog of maintenance issues.
In a press release, Brnovich said a potential fee increase could reduce park revenue because higher fees may turn visitors away.
“Our parks belong to all Americans who should be able to afford and enjoy them with their families for generations to come,”Brnovich said in the release.