Lawmaker Talks About Efforts To Stop Use Of Wastewater For Snowmaking
For years, the Hopi Tribe challenged the use of reclaimed wastewater to make artificial snow at Snowbowl Ski Resort in Flagstaff. After a series of unsuccessful attempts, the state Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that the tribe had made sufficient allegations that tribal members were suffering a "special injury," which allows the lawsuit to move forward before a judge and jury.
The burden is still on the tribe to make their case. Joining us now is state Rep. Eric Descheenie, a member of the Navajo Tribe and a supporter of the efforts to stop the use of wastewater for snowmaking.