California moved Wednesday to block the Trump administration’s proposal to more than double entrance fees at popular national parks, including Yosemite and Joshua Tree National Parks, arguing the fee increases would limit public access for low-income people and communities of color.
The Sacramento Bee reported that State Attorney General Xavier Becerra, joined by 10 other attorneys general, said in a letter that the proposed increases “threaten to distance (Americans) from the places in which so many experience the natural wonder of our great and unique nation. … We cannot let the most popular and awe-inspiring national parks become places only for the wealthy.
“All Americans should have access to these lands, especially communities that … have often been under-represented, including inner city children and Hispanic American and African American populations.”
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