Snowmobile Ban The Interior Department announced today that snowmobiles would be banned from nearly all national parks and national monuments. Snowmobile enthusiasts immediately denounced the ban as an overreaction. But environmentalists say the machines pollute the air and disrupt wildlife. And they're not happy that some of the largest parks -- including Yellowstone -- will be exempt from the ban for the time being. NPR's Mary Ann Akers reports.
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Snowmobile Ban

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Snowmobile Ban

Snowmobile Ban

Snowmobile Ban

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The Interior Department announced today that snowmobiles would be banned from nearly all national parks and national monuments. Snowmobile enthusiasts immediately denounced the ban as an overreaction. But environmentalists say the machines pollute the air and disrupt wildlife. And they're not happy that some of the largest parks — including Yellowstone — will be exempt from the ban for the time being. NPR's Mary Ann Akers reports.