Obama’s Interior is looking to cut by half the number of snowmachines in Yellowstone National Park :

Interior proposes Yellowstone snowmobile cap – The Salt Lake Tribune

(thanks for the heads up jdubya)

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4 Responses to Interior proposes Yellowstone snowmobile cap

  1. avatar Mike says:

    Good news!~

  2. avatar dave smith says:

    STATEMENT OF DONALD J. BARRY, ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR FISH AND WILDLIFE AND PARKS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RESOURCES, SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS AND PUBLIC LANDS, AND THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, HISTORIC PRESERVATION, AND RECREATION, CONCERNING THE POLICY OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE ON SNOWMOBILES.
    MAY 25, 2000

    Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to discuss the policy of the National Park Service ( NPS) relating to snowmobile use in national parks.
    President Nixon first acted to proscribe this activity through Executive Order 11644 (February 8, 1972), which directed that units of the National Park System shall be closed to snowmobile use unless specifically opened in a given area, and that such use may be allowed only where it will not adversely affect the natural, aesthetic, or scenic values of the park. This Executive Order also mandated the National Park Service to monitor snowmobile use where it occurs, and to rescind or limit this use where it adversely affected the values of parks. In 1977 President Carter issued Executive Order 11989, which provided that snowmobile use shall be prohibited when it is found that it may cause, or is causing, considerable adverse effects on the soil, vegetation, wildlife habitat, or cultural or historic resources of public lands.

  3. avatar timz says:

    Wasn’t Nixon a Republican?

  4. avatar Virginia says:

    Yes, Nixon was a republican and, of course, a “crook.” However, his administration enacted the EPA, OSHA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Clean Air Act. Pretty remarkable for a republican! That would never happen today.

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