Reversal for Yellowstone: Immediate Increase in Snowmobile Numbers Setback for Public Health, Conservation of First National Park

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Feb. 11 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Tuesday's federal court ruling concerning Yellowstone National Park today triggered an immediate decision to allow more snowmobiles into the Park, threatening to reverse recent improvements in air and noise pollution levels. The court ruling and higher level of snowmobile use depart from what the National Park Service has twice concluded would provide the fullest protection for the health and safety of visitors, workers, and the Park's wildlife and environment.

"This decision is deeply disappointing for Americans who want to protect Yellowstone National Park so their grandchildren can enjoy it unimpaired," said Steven Bosak of the National Parks Conservation Association. "We need to move forward with increased snowcoach access; it is the clean, quiet means by which all Americans can experience Yellowstone's beauty in a way that doesn't harm visitors, staff, or wildlife."

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Reversal for Yellowstone: Immediate Increase in Snowmobile Numbers Setback for Public Health, Conservation of First National Park

The ruling, by U.S. District Judge Clarence Brimmer, blocked the phaseout of snowmobile use underway in Yellowstone. In response, the National Park Service announced today that it would increase to 780...

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