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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

    http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/...

    Elitism at it's worst!

    Arizona Snowbowl snow made from sewage turns out yellow.
    http://now.msn.com/...

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