Washington, D-C – Sources tell The Associated Press that the
Bush White House intervened last year to help keep Sylvan Pass open to snowmobile traffic entering the eastern side of Yellowstone National Park.
The National Park Service announced this week that it will use
explosives in coming years to keep Sylvan Pass open for snowmobiles
and other traffic during the winter months.
That decision marks a reversal from the Park Services stated
intention in draft environmental documents last year to close the
pass because of the expense of keeping it open.
Anonymous administration sources tell The AP that the Park
Service bowed to pressure from the Bush Administration to keep the