Kristi Noem sues Biden administration over Mount Rushmore fireworks

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration because it canceled the Mount Rushmore fireworks celebration set for the Fourth of July.

The lawsuit, which was filed on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota Central Division, seeks to get a judge to rule the Department of Interior’s denial of the permit was arbitrary and to overturn it. The defendants in the case are listed as Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Shannon Estenoz, acting Director of Operations for the National Park Service Shawn Benge, and Herbert Frost, who is the National Park Service director for the Midwest region.