Save the sacred San Francisco Peaks from destruction. No sewage water snowmaking!
  • Petitioned Flagstaff City Council, Chamber of Commerce, Visitors & Convention Bureau

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Flagstaff City Council, Chamber of Commerce, Visitors & Convention Bureau

Save the sacred San Francisco Peaks from destruction. No sewage water snowmaking!

    1. Susana F.
    2. Petition by

      Susana F.

      flagstaff, AZ

The San Francisco Peaks are considered sacred by 13 Native American tribes in Northern Arizona and New Mexico. The AZ Snowbowl plans for making artificial snow with reclaimed waste water on the Peaks will be a major desecration to the sanctity of this mountain. There are many unanswered concerns about the long term impacts this water will have on the environment, the plants and animals in this fragile ecosystem as well as contamination of the pristine local aquifers. In light of the recent findings written up in the NY Times regarding antibiotic resistant genes found in the reclaimed water pipelines, proceeding with this wastewater snow making plan poses a public health risk, particularly for those who come to recreate in the snow. As potential tourists and visitors to this area, we pledge to bypass Flagstaff in our future travel plans unless this snowmaking plan comes to a halt. The natural beauty, clean air and unique cultural heritage of this area are what attracts people to visit Flagstaff. We stand united in support of ecologically responsible tourism, public health and cultural respect. No snowmaking on the San Francisco Peaks!

 

NY Times article:  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/27/us/arizona-ski-resorts-sewage-plan-creates-uproar.html?_r=2&hp&

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      • almost 2 years ago

      we are only renting, not owner of the Earth we must protect the earth

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    • Berta Benally FLAGSTAFF, AZ
      • almost 2 years ago

      sewer water is dangerous for the people, the animals, the birds, the insects, the trees and plants..the air..Do not put it on the mountain...No snowmaking...

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    • Ameecia Eagan PARKS, AZ
      • almost 2 years ago

      This mountain is sacred to not only me , but 13 indiginous tribes. I would never dream of recreation on reclaimed water in someones elses church

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    • Fran Mutamba TUCSON, AZ
      • almost 2 years ago

      It is the assault on the environment. contamination of sacred peaks, danger to the people and the animals, stop it now.

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    • Nadine Ruythooren SCHILDE, BELGIUM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Do not distroy sacred Land and do not waste water!!!

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