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Unformatted text preview: Snowmobiles in Yellowstone nowmobiling in the park is controversial on several fronts. Conservationists are concerned about how snowmobiles, and snowmobile emissions in particular, may impact wildlife, air and water quality, noise levels, and the pristine aesthetic of the ellowstone wilderness. … upporters of snowmobiling point to other considerations such as the economic benefits to local communities and the importance of preserving access to public lands. They also contend that newer technologies make cleaner, quieter snowmobiles that mitigate the effects of snowmobile use on air, water and noise pollution. • What is this a story about? • What are the key issues? • What are the policy options? • Which side are you on? • Why do you favor that particular policy? • What would you say about (& to) your opponents? • How does NPS make the decision? • If you are for a snowmobile ban – how can you get the NPS to make a rule that institutes a ban? “Surprising support for snowmobiles in Yellowstone...
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- Fall '08
- Yellowstone National Park, National Park Service, Yellowstone, Yellowstone snowmobile saga