A Wyoming judge says he has
no judicial authority to stop a federal plan to reduce snowmobile traffic in Yellowstone National Park this winter, according to
an Associate Press article.
September 16's ruling by U.S. District Judge Clarence
Brimmer may make it possible to limit snowmobiles to 318 in the park each day.
This would cut the allowance in more than half of the original 720
"The 318 cap that the proposed rule would create, which is
more than a 50 percent decrease, would have a devastating effect on visitation
this winter," said Jack Welch, from the
BlueRibbon coalition, in an August AmSnow news report.