The National Park Service had announced the ban of disposable water bottles in the park as they constitute 30 percent of the trash there. A similar ban is in place at Zion. Coca-Cola objected and the proposed ban was put on hold. Coke has political influence because it contributed $13 million to the park. This is another example of the interpenetration of private interests into government. Corporations get what they want via contributions to election campaigns and by making so-called gifts to government programs. Beware of corporations bearing gifts!
If we don't pay taxes to support public functions, we become dependent on corporations to keep them going.