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Interior Dept. proposes Yellowstone snowmobile cap


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MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press Writer BILLINGS

The number of snowmo b i l e s a l l owe d i n Yellowstone National Park would be cut by more than half under an Obama administration proposal announced Thursday that marked yet another policy swing on an issue that's been unresolved for more than a decade. The proposal would allow 318 snowmobiles and 78 multi-passenger snowcoaches daily for the next two winters. That's down from 720 snowmobiles per day allowed last winter. The question of how many snowmobiles are appropriate for the nation's first national park has sparked political and legal...

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