US House passes bill to fund and reopen Interior Department, EPA
Sends the bill to the Senate
The US House has passed a bill to fund and reopen the Interior Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The Joshua Tree National Park became news when pictures of fallen trees were shown.
The photos sparked outrage. Parks remain open leaving them understaffed and vulnerable to the antics of unruly visitors. Parks have also struggled with a variety of issues including littering, overflowing public restrooms, and vandalism.