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Hopi Tribe loses lawsuit over reclaimed wastewater at sacred site
Hopi Tribe loses lawsuit over reclaimed wastewater at sacred site (August 16, 2016)

A long-running dispute over the presence of treated sewage in the San Francisco Peaks has hit another snag.


City delays settlement over wastewater at sacred site in Arizona
City delays settlement over wastewater at sacred site in Arizona (March 10, 2016)

The Hopi Tribe reached the settlement to address the use of treated sewage at the San Francisco Peaks.


Activists protest use of reclaimed wastewater in sacred peaks
Activists protest use of reclaimed wastewater in sacred peaks (November 19, 2015)

The San Francisco Peaks in Arizona are being desecrated by the use of treated sewage at a privately-operated ski resort located on federal land.


Supporters open national prayer days to protect sacred places
Supporters open national prayer days to protect sacred places (June 19, 2015)

The annual event draws attention to the threats facing sacred sites across the United States.


City extended contract to send treated sewage to sacred site
City extended contract to send treated sewage to sacred site (March 27, 2015)

A privately-owned ski areas uses treated wastewater to make fake snow in the San Francisco Peaks.


Navajo Nation files human rights petition to protect sacred site
Navajo Nation files human rights petition to protect sacred site (March 4, 2015)

A privately-owned ski resort is desecrating the San Francisco Peaks by using reclaimed sewage to make snow.


Winter King: Protecting sacred sites after Supreme Court case
Winter King: Protecting sacred sites after Supreme Court case (July 16, 2014)

Attorney Winter King wonders if the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby can protect the sacred San Francisco Peaks.


City brings in expert to look at sewage in San Francisco Peaks
City brings in expert to look at sewage in San Francisco Peaks (October 10, 2012)

The city of Flagstaff, Arizona, has enlisted a professor to look at water issues that affect the sacred San Francisco Peaks, The New York Times reports. Amy Pruden, an associate...


Navajo activist won't give up fight over sewage at sacred site
Navajo activist won't give up fight over sewage at sacred site (September 27, 2012)

A Navajo Nation man who's been arrested for protesting the use of reclaimed sewage at the sacred San Francisco Peaks in Arizona plans to continue to fight for the cause....


Attorney in San Francisco Peaks litigation won't face sanctions
Attorney in San Francisco Peaks litigation won't face sanctions (August 30, 2012)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday withdrew sanctions against attorney Howard Shanker for his handling of litigation to protect the sacred San Francisco Peaks in Arizona. The court...


Opinion: Indian activists not welcome by federal appeals court
Opinion: Indian activists not welcome by federal appeals court (June 27, 2012)

"The message from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was clear: if you are concerned about the environment; if you want to protect Native American sacred areas; or even if...


Appeals court sanctions lawyer in San Francisco Peaks litigation
Appeals court sanctions lawyer in San Francisco Peaks litigation (June 21, 2012)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sanctioned attorney Howard Shanker for 'grossly' abusing the judicial process in litigation to protect the sacred San Francisco Peaks.


9th Circuit rejects bid  to protect sacred San Francisco Peaks
9th Circuit rejects bid to protect sacred San Francisco Peaks (February 9, 2012)

Exactly a month after hearing the case, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today rejected a lawsuit aimed at protecting the sacred San Francisco Peaks in Arizona.. In a unanimous...


9th Circuit takes up dispute over sacred San Francisco Peaks
9th Circuit takes up dispute over sacred San Francisco Peaks (January 10, 2012)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in The Save the Peaks Coaltion v. US Forest Service on Monday. According to news reports, the judges were skeptical of...


9th Circuit debates dispute over sacred San Francisco Peaks
9th Circuit debates dispute over sacred San Francisco Peaks (January 9, 2012)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing oral arguments today in The Save the Peaks Coaltion v. US Forest Service. The Save the Peaks Coalition and individual citizens are...


Courts consider  two lawsuits over snowmaking at sacred site
Courts consider two lawsuits over snowmaking at sacred site (November 22, 2011)

Two lawsuits that challenge the use of reclaimed sewage in the sacred San Francisco Peaks are making their way through the state and federal court systems. On Monday, the Coconino...


BBC: Hopi Tribe battles reclaimed sewage at sacred peaks
BBC: Hopi Tribe battles reclaimed sewage at sacred peaks (October 20, 2011)

"A ski area in the US state of Arizona hopes to become the latest in a small number of resorts using "recycled" sewer water to make snow. But the Hopi...


Editorial: Hopi Tribe lawsuit over fake snow seems misguided
Editorial: Hopi Tribe lawsuit over fake snow seems misguided (September 1, 2011)

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. That seems to be the mantra among lawyers involved in litigation over snowmaking on the San Francisco Peaks. The first major...


Earth 911: Skiing on reclaimed wastewater -- gross or green?
Earth 911: Skiing on reclaimed wastewater -- gross or green? (August 30, 2011)

"One of the most significant factors influencing a ski resort’s environmental impact is the use of man-made snow. An Arizona resort is trying out a somewhat unconventional method to reduce...


Uprising: Hopi Tribe fights to keep wastewater off sacred site
Uprising: Hopi Tribe fights to keep wastewater off sacred site (August 29, 2011)

"Dozens of Indigenous residents have turned out for protests and direct actions, and 26 participants have been arrested since July 26 in defense of the mountain known as the Peaks...


Fast Company:  Hopi Tribe fights bid for fake snow at sacred site
Fast Company: Hopi Tribe fights bid for fake snow at sacred site (August 25, 2011)

"It's not uncommon for ski resorts to make artificial snow when the real thing can't be found, but the Snowbowl Ski Resort in Flagstaff, Arizona wants to take the practice...


Hopi Tribe files lawsuit to block use of wastewater at sacred site
Hopi Tribe files lawsuit to block use of wastewater at sacred site (August 24, 2011)

The Hopi Tribe filed suit against the city of Flagstaff, Arizona, to prevent the desecration of the sacred San Francisco Peaks. The city entered in a contract to sell reclaimed...