HOUSE PANEL TO HOLD HEARING ON PARK PHOTO FEES DEC. 12

November 28, 2007

The House Resources Committee will hold a hearing Dec. 12, 2007, to air concerns that proposed Interior Department rules requiring fees and permits for photography and sound recording on public lands could limit freedom of the press.

Chairman Nick Rahall (D-WV) called the hearing after SEJ and other journalism groups objected to rules proposed by Interior for National Parks, Wildlife Refuges, and other public lands.

No witness list is yet available.