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  •  Sustaining Ski slopes with Sewage for snow? (0+ / 0-)

    This is happening in north Arizona, on USFS lands leased to a commercial ski operator. Granted the USFS is under USDA, not NPS, but this sacred Indian land is public land. Hauling sewage from Flagstaff to make snow is a desecration on many levels.

    Sewage treatment only kills pathogens, and doesn't remove chemicals, so look for permanent harm to this ecosystem, and downstream.

    Discolored Slopes Mar Debut...NYTimes, Jan 11th

    Elitism at it's worst!

    Arizona Snowbowl snow made from sewage turns out yellow.

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