|The Hopi Tribe filed a new lawsuit aimed at stopping the use of reclaimed sewage in the sacred San Francisco Peaks in Arizona.
Arizona Snowbowl, a
ski resort in the peaks, won federal approval to use reclaimed sewage to make fake snow.
The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., claims the U.S. Forest Service failed to consider all of the environmental impacts of the plan.
The tribe was part of an earlier lawsuit that raised religious freedom and environmental concerns.
The 9th Circuit Court of
Appeals dismissed the case in 2008.
Indian activists subsequently filed a new lawsuit that raised similar issues. The 9th Circuit dismissed the case earlier this year.
Get the Story:|
Hopi file new lawsuit against Snowbowl
(The Arizona Daily Sun 11/16)
9th Circuit Decisions:
the Peaks Coalition v. USFS (August 28, 2012)
the Peaks Coalition v. USFS (June 21, 2012)
The Peaks Coalition v. USFS (February 9, 2012)
Navajo activist won't give up fight over sewage at sacred site
Attorney in San
Francisco Peaks litigation won't face sanctions (08/30)
Opinion: Indian activists not welcome by federal
appeals court (6/27)
sanctions lawyer in San Francisco Peaks litigation (6/21)
9th Circuit rejects bid to protect sacred San
Francisco Peaks (02/09)
takes up dispute over sacred San Francisco Peaks (01/10)
9th Circuit debates dispute over sacred San
Francisco Peaks (1/9)
two lawsuits over snowmaking at sacred site (11/22)
BBC: Hopi Tribe battles reclaimed sewage at sacred
Editorial: Hopi Tribe
lawsuit over fake snow seems misguided (9/1)
Earth 911: Skiing on reclaimed wastewater -- gross
or green? (8/30)
Uprising: Hopi Tribe
fights to keep wastewater off sacred site (8/29)
Fast Company: Hopi Tribe fights bid for fake snow
at sacred site (8/25)
Hopi Tribe files
lawsuit to block use of wastewater at sacred site (8/24)