State challenges snowmobile ruling

Mar 28, 2012

The state of Wyoming is asking a federal appeals court to reconsider its recent decision that the state
can't sue the federal government over how many snowmobiles are
allowed in Yellowstone National Park.
Wyoming had argued that limiting snowmobiles to 318 a day was
arbitrary and would hurt tourism and tax revenue. A panel of the
10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last month rejected the state's
arguments, saying it failed to show the rule would harm the state
economically.
 Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead on Wednesday noted that Yellowstone is
largely in Wyoming. He says any reduction in snowmobiles hurts the
state.
     Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash says the Park Service intends to
develop a new winter use plan by this winter