Quote of the Day - I hate the beach. I hate the sun. Im pale and I'm a redhead. I don't tan - I stroke. - Woody Allen, Play it Again Sam
As a follow-up to an earlier post about snowmobiles in Yellowstone, the Judge issued a 49-page decision yesterday.
The ruling drops the number of snowmobiles to 493 per day, down from an otherwise unlimited number, which generally peaked at 1,700 a day.
In my last posting, I noted that news articles alleged that bison were injured by the groomed trails meant for snowmobiles. Turns out the problem was that the bison used the roads to leave the park in droves. Guess they didn't like the snowmobiles.
It's not that the bison were injured by the road, it's that 1,000 bison had to be killed to prevent the spread of natural diseases they carry to domesticated livestock herds. Hasn't the National Park Service heard of a fence at Yellowstone's entrance/exit?
The Court's decision must have been a good one, because few are happy with it. Appeals are in the works, and we assuredly haven't heard the last snowmobile engine in our National Parks yet.
As Ms. Morality commented on my earlier post, everyone has their own tastes - some like to eat exhaust, and they ought to be allowed to do so if they want. While I don't like exhaust, this snowmobile tour looks like fun.