Hopi tribe sues over fake snow

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. --A new front in the fight over artificial snow-making at Arizona Snowbowl.


The Hopi tribe this month filed a lawsuit against the City of Flagstaff for agreeing to sell treated waste water to the ski resort.

Many tribes consider the slopes of Snowbowl sacred and believe reclaimed water will desecrate that land.

The Hopi lawsuit demands the city cancel the water contract or pay the tribe 40-million in damages.