"Federal Shutdown Vexes Greens, Pleases Industry"

"Environmental groups are howling, but energy companies are mostly staying mum about the government shutdown and the trench warfare that has paralyzed Washington."

"Green groups have worked overtime to draw attention to the national park closures and absence of Environmental Protection Agency inspectors since the shutdown began Tuesday, but fossil fuel trade groups have mostly shrugged their shoulders about the staffing furloughs that have drained many agencies.

“Many energy companies would prefer to have less government oversight, so government shutdown to them is a holiday,” said Daniel Weiss of the Center for American Progress."

Darren Goode reports for Politico October 7, 2013.

SEE ALSO:

"Shutdown Forces Nation's Radio Telescopes Into Inactivity" (NPR)

"Even Antarctica Feels Effects Of The Government Shutdown" (NPR)

"Government Shutdown Cuts Off Hunting And Fishing Areas" (Huffington Post)

"NWS Staff Walks to Work in Blizzard Despite Shutdown" (Climate Central)

"Obama Thanks FEMA For Work During Government Shutdown" (Huffington Post)

"Nuclear Regulator Prepares for Furloughs" (The Hill)

"Government Shutdown Leaves Toxic Canal Festering In Brooklyn" (Huffington Post)

"Shutdown Forces Owners To Leave Lake Mead Homes" (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Source: Politico, 10/08/2013