The U.S. Forest Service is developing a rule that would let it decide whether the media could film in wilderness areas, or take photos there. Broadcasters say the rule gives the government too much control over the content of news stories.
The Forest Service would issue permits based on the potential impact to wilderness areas as well as the story topic.
A fee of up to $1,500 could also be required to receive a permit.
Ron Pisaneschi is the general manager of Idaho Public Television. He says he and other broadcasters are prepared to fight the rule.