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Hopi tribe pulls latest Snowbowl lawsuit

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) _ The latest lawsuit challenging snowmaking at the
Arizona Snowbowl just north of Flagstaff has been withdrawn.

The suit file by the Hopi tribe alleged snowmaking using reclaimed wastewater
might harm an endangered plant.

The tribe’s chairman said Wednesday that the tribe was meeting with the Justice
Department and Forest Service and wants a review of snowmaking’s effect on the
plant. That’s planned anyway.

The Arizona Daily Sun reports the lawsuit was the last
active challenging snowmaking.

Snowbowl fought suits for years from environmentalists and native tribes
opposed to its snowmaking plans but won in every case.

It began making snow with reclaimed wastewater at the beginning of this week
and plans to use it later this season and in future years to build a base for
skiing and snowboarding.
Information from: Arizona Daily Sun,


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