Judge Nixes Use Plan For Snowmobiles In Yellowstone

Law360, New York (September 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A U.S. judge has ruled in favor of a coalition of conservation groups that fought a National Park Service federal plan allowing more than 500 snowmobiles a day in Yellowstone National Park.

Judge Emmet G. Sullivan tossed the National Park Service's 2007 winter use plan, deciding in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that the agency failed to prioritize conservation of the U.S.'s first national park over its use for recreation.

Both parties had filed for summary judgment, which Judge Sullivan granted to...
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