What happens when EVERYWHERE is a ptotected area? I thought I heard something about a law in Cali limiting how many off-road vehicles you can have ON YOUR OWN PROPOERTY.
Honeslty, I think overpopulation and hypersensitivity is killing EVERY sport like this... Too many people, too close together, and.. You can't have peanuts on an airplaine now because the peanut DUST might bother someone with an allergy (seriously), and now there's talk of banning peanuts in schools (http://www.slashfood.com/2006/05/16/opinion-first-sodas-now-peanuts-are-banned/)
Anyway, this isn't a new problem. Look how hard it is to build a track for cars, which haven't gotten any louder (I don't think anyway).