Between them, the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) manage many of America’s most important public lands. Using energy tax revenue to fund much-needed restoration and maintenance projects on the lands these agencies manage will benefit many Americans.
Using tax revenue from energy developed on other federal lands to fund maintenance at national parks and federally-held public lands frequented by the public would make it harder for the U.S. to stop using fossil fuels. Instead, Congress should spend more money on public land maintenance and relevant agencies should raise their fees for consumers.