State of Alaska secondary Archives: on Environment


Lisa Murkowski: Pay a fee if oneís actions place other users in harmís way

Q. Should individuals pay fees to use public lands for recreation?

KNOWLES: Public lands should be accessible to all but it is appropriate to levy reasonable user fees to pay for upkeep, improvements and maintenance for certain high-use areas.

MURKOWSKI: Individuals should not have to pay a fee to enjoy public lands as long as their actions do not place other users in harmís way. Public lands are there for the public good and public enjoyment - not just for those who can afford to enjoy them.

Source: [Xref Knowles] AK Senate Debate, Q&A by Daily News-Miner Oct 10, 2004

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