Saturday, November 22, 2014

Pallone Statement on Proposed Sandy Hook Fee Increase

Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. National Park Service’s proposal to increase Sandy Hook’s camping and parking fees:

“Sandy Hook is a treasure along the New Jersey shore that should remain affordable for anyone who wants to visit, regardless of his or her economic situation. I want to see the park continue to encourage tourism, create recreational opportunities and serve as an economic driver for the local economy.

“I have always been an advocate for the preservation and upkeep of Sandy Hook and will continue to be, but I do not support asking hardworking New Jersey families to fork over more money in order to spend time together at one of our nation’s national parks.

“It was just two years ago that the National Park Service increased fees at Sandy Hook by fifty percent and there was significant opposition at that time. I am requesting that the National Park Service schedule a public hearing on the issue at Sandy Hook so that the local community and all interested parties can have their voices heard. I encourage everyone to make their feelings on this matter known to the National Park Service.”

The Gateway National Recreation Area is seeking public comment on the proposed fee increase. To do so, send an email to or send a letter to the Office of the Superintendent, Gateway National Recreation Area, ATTN: proposed parking and camping fee increase, 210 New York Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305.


Anonymous said...

such a funny statement from him cause he has no problem voting to raise taxes in various forms but he's outraged at this??????

Anonymous said...

Pallone likes taxes that are harder for "stupid people"(as defined by Jonathon Gruber)to see. If a person has to take out his wallet and pay Pallone is against it. If the tax is hidden or better yet progressive (the more productive paying more) He loves it.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes the ignorance of the comments by the republican partisan knuckleheads is enough to make "smart" people sick to death of the bullsh*t those political buffoons constantly farts, it stinks to high heaven, anon 10:31 a.m..

Need gas mask to put up with you jerks and your nonsense !!!!