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San Francisco Peaks ruled sacred to tribes, snowmaking defeated

San Francisco, Calif. ­ The Federal Appeals court ruled Monday in favor of the tribes and activists to not allow treated wastewater to make snow of the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff, Ariz. The court's judgement was that the Forest Service's decision to allow Arizona Snowbowl to use the wastewater on the mountain considered sacred by area tribes, would be a violation of their religious freedom.