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Here is a PDF of the Agreement Court Document

KYKOTSMOVI, AZ. - The Hopi Tribe and the United States reached an interim agreement concerning the Tribe's claims that the U.S. Forest Service is violating the Endangered Species Act ("ESA") by allowing snowmaking with reclaimed wastewater at the Arizona Snowbowl.

The United States has agreed: (1) to provide the Hopi Tribe with direct government-to-government consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as the Fish and Wildlife Service reviews the matter, (2) to complete an independent atmospheric modeling analysis of the snowmaking operations, and (3) to implement additional monitoring at the critical habitat of the threatened San Francisco Peaks groundsel, an endangered plant that exists only on the San Francisco Peaks in and around the Arizona Snowbowl special use area.

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These kids are sitting and playing in sewer water snow with no eye protection
Children playing and skiing in wastewater snow with no protective eyewear. A touch of his face with glove and ingestion occurs.

Snowmaking is Legal, but ADEQ Regs and City Contract do not Permit the use of Treated Sewage Effluent for Skiing

Dec. 26, 2012 (Flagstaff, AZ) - The Arizona Snowbowl started making snow at the ski resort high atop the San Francisco Peaks on Dec. 24, 2012 and they got quite a suprise in the morning to find out it was bright yellow. Today they received another suprise when it was discovered by True Snow that skiing is not an allowed direct reuse of treated sewage effluent.

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By CYNDY COLE Sun Staff Reporter

The Hopi Tribe has withdrawn its lawsuit challenging snowmaking with reclaimed wastewater at Arizona Snowbowl.

The suit was filed on grounds that reclaimed wastewater may harm a threatened plant. Unless the tribe files a new lawsuit in federal court – and the Hopi chairman was mum on his plans midday today – this means there are currently no lawsuits challenging development at Snowbowl.

Snowbowl fought the Hopi lawsuit on a couple technicalities, and argued that the tribe could have brought its complaint years ago.

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  2. Feds file charges three months late! Activists to turn themselves in and fight charges.
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  4. The war on our spirit
  5. The view I have from here: A prayer for the desecrators
  6. Save the Peaks Coalition et al. File Petition for Ninth Circuit Rehearing en banc.
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  8. Save the Peaks Coalition takes court case to the 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco on January 9th
  9. Trial for Protect the Peaks Six Arrested at August Protest Begins Thursday Support Needed
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  11. Controversial Legislation Supporting Peaks Desecration Proposed by Navajo Delegate, Hopi Tribe Protests
  12. Tribal Council does not support Navajo's proposal to use groundwater for snowmaking on Nuvatukya'ovi
  13. #occupyflagstaff and #decolonizeAmerica
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  16. #occupywallstreet liberates park and set to take on Wall Street
  17. Navajo Human Rights Commission: Suspend permit for Snowbowl wastewater
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  22. The Battle for Aspen Alley
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  25. Forest Service cracks down on Camping and Prayer in Forest
  26. Residents turn up the heat on City of Flagstaff sale of Reclaimed Water Snow at Snowbowl and McMillan Mesa
  27. Hopi Sue over Sewage Effluent Contract
  28. Native activists protest a ski resort’s wastewater pipeline
  29. Tribes File Human rights Complaint over Peaks Desecration
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  34. Blockade Halts Ski Resort's Desecration of Peaks!
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  43. A call for decentralized action
  44. First Base Camp Set
  45. Don't Wait for Us...
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  49. Snowbowl Quarrantined!
  50. Flagstaff City Council Votes No Drinking Water for Snowmaking
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  52. For the Love of Water
  53. Yay, No Drinking Water for Snowmaking!
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