A March ruling by a federal appeals court has boosted tribal efforts to block developments that threaten lands they hold sacred.
The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act protected the tribes’ sacred grounds. The ruling blocked a plan to make snow from reclaimed wastewater for skiers at a resort near Flagstaff, Ariz.
Developers worry the case will hamper development, the Wall Street Journal (sub. req.) reports.
Jun 8, 2007 7:49 PM CDT