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    Obama proposes reduction in snowmobile access to Yellowstone

    Posted by AmSnow
    on Monday, July 20, 2009

    Pres. Barack Obama's administration will propose cutting the number of snowmobiles allowed in Yellowstone National Park by more than half for the next two winters, according to a recent story by the New York Times.

    This cut would reduce the number from 720 to 318 snowmobiles per day.  

    This would restore former Pres. George W. Bush's temporary plan; which was nixed after a judge's ruling interpreted a requirement of 720 snowmobiles a day.

    During these next two years, the National Park Service would look for a more permanent and long-term solution.

    The NPS plans to set a 45-day comment period in a notice in a July 24 Federal Register. This will be opened to allow the public to review the plan. Final rules would be published by Nov. 15 and would be effective by the opening of the season.

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