Protect Sacred Sites / Defend Human RightsArizona 21 Dec 2009 01:07 GMT
The struggle to protect the Holy San Francisco Peaks and community health from ski area expansion and wastewater snowmaking continues.
Although a current lawsuit filed by the Save the Peaks Coalition and community members has halted the ski business' efforts to make sewage snow, community support is still needed.
While it is unclear as to how long the court case will stop Snowbowl from expanding and making sewer water snow, the Obama administration and AZ Snowbowl are doing everything in their power to put wastewater snow on the holy San Francisco Peaks.
On the opening day of Snowbowl (12/17), a small group of protesters held signs and banners to ensure that skiers/snowboarders were aware of public health threats and the desecration of the sacred mountain. Snowbowl employees called the Forest Service and County Sheriffs in an attempt to have the protesters and others with them arrested for "trespassing" on public lands. No charges were made.
On the following Saturday (12/19), concerned community members gathered on the Flagstaff City Hall Lawn from 10am to 2pm to express opposition to Snowbowl and their plans for expansion.