“The U.S. Department of Interior on officially approved its policy proposal for land managers to regulate e-bikes the same as traditional bikes on non-motorized lands.
However, increased e-bike access has led to lawsuits. One was filed in December against the NPS by The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and a coalition of conservation groups, who are the primary plaintiffs. The suit claims Bernhardt and Deputy NPS Director P. Daniel Smith regularly met in private with an industry-dominated advisory committee at Interior headquarters and through conference calls. The suit says the meetings violate the Federal Advisory Committee Act, which requires transparency to prevent secret lobbying.”