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"New limits on snowmobiling in Yellowstone"

Original article found in the Star Tribune.

For the last several years, conservationists have been concerned about snowmobiling in Yellowstone National Park. They say that the snowmobiles cause air pollution and unwanted noise.

So, in the winter of 2008-2009, only 540 personal snowmobiles will be allowed in the park per day.

However, this year, the number of snowmobiles will stay the same as in the past. 720 snowmobiles will still be allowed every day.

Local business owners are not happy about this. They say that the snowmobilers bring good business to their stores.

This whole issue is being spurred on by the National Park Service. The National Park Service hopes to eventually get rid of all snowmobilers in the park. But congressmen who live in the states surrounding Wyoming do not seem to be in favor of the decision.