"National Parks: Facing Probe, NPS Reverses Spending Decision"

"The National Park Service has reversed course on its decision to use revenues from its visitor and recreation fees to pay for basic operations during the 35-day partial government shutdown.

NPS acting Director P. Daniel Smith made the announcement in a memo sent to all NPS employees yesterday.

The move came after Democratic Rep. Betty McCollum of Minnesota said earlier in the day that she would formally request the Government Accountability Office investigate whether acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and the Park Service had violated federal law with spending decisions made during the shutdown."

Rob Hotakainen reports for E&E Daily February 7, 2019.

Source: E&E Daily, 02/08/2019