On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to review an appeals court decision in favor of Arizona Snowbowl making snow. Therefore, the appeals court opinion stands. The ski area and the U.S. Forest Service have been in court for years against several local Native American tribes and environmental groups. Arizona Snowbowl is on sacred land for the Native Americans. The ski area wants to use recycled wastewater-- that contains 0.0001% human waste-- to make the snow. Therefore, in the Native Americans' view, it's literally like sh_tting on their sacred land. The court didn't agree though, so the snowmaking will likely go forward-- although not in time for the 09-10 season.
An interesting case-- more details at http://tinyurl.com/lw9jzv
For any legal mind types out there, the appeals court opinion document is at http://tinyurl.com/krhsdp