June 5, 2007
Northeastern view of the sacred San Francisco Peaks approximately halfway between Flagstaff and Williams. The sacred mountain is once again under threat due to the U.S. Department of Justice’s appealing the ruling to prohibit artificial snowmaking using reclaimed wastewater on behalf of the Forest Service. The initial ruliing of the case by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals thwarted attempts of proposed expansions and artifiicial snowmaking by the Arizona Snowbowl, a local ski resort (Photo by Wells Mahkee Jr./Observer).
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FLAGSTAFF-On Wednesday, May 30 the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the Forest Service filed for a rehearing and appeal "en banc" (by the full court) in the case to protect the sacred San Francisco Peaks in northern Arizona.