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Deadline nears for public comment on National Park Service's proposed fee increase

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A view of Yosemite National Park.

The deadline for submitting public comment on the Trump Administration’s plan to raise fees at 17 national parks is 10:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, December 22. 

The proposal would raise vehicle entrance fees from around $25 to $70 at California national parks like Yosemite.

In November, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and 10 other attorney generals sent a letter to the National Park Service saying the project would severely limit who can afford to visit parks.

NPS proposed the increase as a way to fill a $11.3 billion maintenance backlog for fixing things like roads and campgrounds. The increases would affect visitors during peak season and if approved may go into effect in 2018.

Click here to submit public comment on the NPS website.