9th Circuit to hear San Francisco Peaks case
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is holding oral arguments on Tuesday in a sacred site case.

An en banc panel of the court will determine whether a ski resort can use reclaimed sewage in the San Francisco Peaks of Arizona. The Navajo Nation, the Hopi Tribe and other tribes in the Southwest say the peaks will be desecrated.

The case will be heard at 3pm Pacific Time. The Navajo Nation has called for a National and International Day of Prayer to support the tribes. The Save the Peaks Coalition is holding a march and rally at the federal courthouse in Pasadena, California.

The 9th Circuit will release audio files of the oral arguments on Wednesday.

Get the Story:
RIGHTS-US: Native Tribes Take on Ski Resort (IPS 12/9)

Relevant Documents:
Court Order on Rehearing | Petitions on Rehearing

Earlier Decisions:
9th Circuit Panel (March 12, 2007) | District Court (January 11, 2006)

Approval Documents:
Final Environmental Impact Statement for Arizona Snowbowl Facilities Improvement | Forest Service Approves Snowmaking at Arizona Snowbowl

Relevant Links:
Save the Peaks Coalition - http://www.savethepeaks.org
Coconino National Forest - http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/index.shtml

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