Spectrum News: “National Park Repair Backlog Nearly Doubles; GOP Lawmakers Want Answers”

This article quotes RFF Senior Fellow Margaret Walls about cost of repairs for infrastructure in US National Parks.

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April 20, 2023

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“A lot of infrastructure was built in the 1930s with the Civilian Conservation Corps, even dating older to that. It's hard to maintain that. It takes a lot of money,” said Margaret Walls, a senior fellow at the nonprofit Resources for the Future.

“We could increase our entrance fees and other user fees,” Walls explained. “People don't like that idea…but that's one approach. We could perhaps tax recreational equipment.”

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