New Rules for Snowmobiling in National Parks
Laramie, Wy – Yellowstone and Grand Teton are changing their rules for snowmobiling again. Yellowstone Superintendent Suzanne Lewis made the announcement Wednesday morning. She said 780 sleds are now allowed in Yellowstone each day and 140 sleds can enter Grand Teton every day for the rest of the winter. The changes come in response to a decision by Judge Clarence Brimmer issued Tuesday night. That basically overturned a decision by a Washington D-C judge to cut down the number of snowmobiles allowed in the parks this year and ban them next year.
Lewis would not say if Judge Brimmer's ruling means there will now be snowmobiles allowed in the parks next winter.
Lewis says she's waiting for further instructions from the Department of Justice or another court ruling.