Because Congress can’t pass a funding bill, the Interior Department will furlough 58,765 employees — about 81 percent of its staff, according to the Daily Caller.
That means the department’s permitting of oil and gas leases on federal lands will be halted.
But offshore drilling permits will continue.
Under a contingency plan for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, 302 of the 442 employees in its Gulf Region Office, most of them in New Orleans, will continue to work without a spending deal, according to the Times Picayune.
The Environmental Protection Agency will retain only 1,069 of its 16,205 employees during the shutdown.
The Energy Department won’t suffer any major impact because it’s funded on a multi-year basis.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has enough money to keep running for about a week. After that, it will have to furlough all but 300 of its 3,900 employees.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will retain just 48 employees and 19 contractors — 4.6 percent of its staff.
‘Democrats are rejecting all Republican funding bills because they refuse to accept any changes to Obamacare except changes that are unilaterally imposed by the president,’ the Daily Caller said.