Influencers get a hand on federal lands filming

JACKSON — New legislation spearheaded by U.S. Sen. John Barrasso proposes to do away with permit fees for small film crews and social media influencers shooting video on most federal land.

The bill introduced by Wyoming’s senior senator, called the Federal Interior Land Media Act, would codify a recent legal decision that led the National Park Service to suspend permit fees for “low-impact” filming outside wilderness areas.

While that change in policy is confined to 85 million acres of Park Service property, the law that has been pitched would prohibit charging fees on all land under the U.S....


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