"Obama Admin Proposes Reduced Access for Snowmobiles in Yellowstone"

"The Obama administration is proposing to allow up to 318 snowmobiles per day into Yellowstone National Park for the next two winters, cutting by more than half the 720 allowed last winter by the Bush administration.

The move effectively restores a temporary plan that Bush officials scrapped last year after interpreting a judge's ruling as requiring the 720-per-day rule to be reinstated instead.

The National Park Service will use the next two years to come up with a long-term solution to the contentious issue, it said."

Noelle Straub reports for Greenwire in the New York Times July 23, 2009.

See Also:

"Appeals Court Rejects Suit Against Motorized Rafts in Grand Canyon" (Greenwire)

 

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