Appeals Court: YNP Snowmobile Rules Affect Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal appeals court has withdrawn a recent ruling that said the state of Wyoming wasn’t economically affected by restricting snowmobile traffic at each entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday granted a request from the state to reconsider a court ruling issued in late February.
Wyoming and Park County had protested that court incorrectly ruled in February that the state could only argue it was economically affected by snowmobile restrictions at the park’s East Entrance.
The National Park Service is drafting new snowmobile limits for Yellowstone that should be in effect by next winter. The court ruling will be important to the state if it wants to challenge those forthcoming limits.