Federal Shutdown http://wuot.org en Group Claims Smokies Shutdown Costing $2M Per Day http://wuot.org/post/group-claims-smokies-shutdown-costing-2m-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A report prepared by a group representing retired Park Service employees claims the federal shutdown is costing East Tennessee and Western North Carolina approximately two million dollars a day in lost revenue.</span></p><p>The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees (CNPSR) report released Thursday used October 2012 attendance figures for twelve of the leading national parks and attempted to calculate the amount of money those visitors would have spent if the parks had been open this year.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:09:26 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 9477 at http://wuot.org Group Claims Smokies Shutdown Costing $2M Per Day