Idea To Privatize Campsites Has Enviros Worried Prices Could Skyrocket

"U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says government shouldn’t be in the business of running campgrounds, so he wants to turn national park campsites over to private businesses.

A handful of companies already run campsites, lodging and concessions throughout the U.S. park system, but some fear widespread privatization could make recreation and camping prohibitively expensive in Western states.

Environmental groups say Zinke’s idea is in keeping with the Trump administration’s push to turn public resources over to private entities, as well as to increase privatization of public services, from toll booths and air-traffic control to prisons."

Rebecca Moss reports for the Santa Fe New Mexican June 11, 2017.

Source: Santa Fe New Mexican, 06/13/2017