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Washington, D.C. – Following a federal judge’s decision to throw out the Park Service’s winter plan for Yellowstone National Park, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., made the following comments:

“National parks are ‘for the benefit and enjoyment of the people’ and judges and lawyers seem to forget or intentionally discount that sometimes.  That’s sad.  I am disappointed the judge did not recognize the incredible work of the residents in the area and the Park Service who agreed on a plan that works for conservation and for public access.

“People from the East, including judges, don’t realize that Yellowstone National Park is the size of Connecticut – not small like in the East.  The snowmobiles have to be quiet and stay on the roads, under 45 miles an hour – not like snowmobile commercials the East sees.”