Wisconsin Nullifies Park Service Shutdown Order
Scott Walker is at it again.
The governor of Wisconsin, who has previously publicly stated his intention to resist Obamacare, had his state’s Department of Natural Resources reject federal requests to close portions of parks in the wake of the federal government’s shutdown. The Wisconsin DNR also reopened a boat launch that the federal government had closed down on Tuesday.
As reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
“The park service ordered state officials to close (portions of national parks), but state authorities rebuffed the request because the lion’s share of the funding came from state, not federal coffers.” The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had also closed down a boat launch, but“in a sign of defiance, the DNR removed the barricades at the landing, saying it had the legal authority to operate the launch under a 1961…
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