WPR News
3:01 am
Thu September 13, 2007

Politicians Weigh In On Sylvan Pass

Cody, Wy – Wyoming's governor and congressional
delegation have sent scathing letters to the National Park Service
about Yellowstone National Park's East Entrance.
Governor Freudenthal, Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and
Representative Barbara Cubin wrote Park Service officials that they
disagreed with the idea of closing Sylvan Pass during the winter.
They questioned why the agency is saying the road should be
closed because of cost concerns when earlier it cited safety
concerns.
Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash says the Park Service has not
changed whether safety or cost is the paramount issue in closing
the entrance.
A supplemental study examining Sylvan Pass is out for public
comment through Friday.
The Park Service will make a final determination on the fate of
the East Entrance in its final environmental document, slated for
release in early October.