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Navajo Nation v. U.S. Forest Serv.

ELR Citation: ELR 20208
Nos. Nos. 06-15371 et al., (9th Cir., 08/08/2008) Revisited en banc

The Ninth Circuit held that the government-approved use of artificial snow on a portion of a public mountain sacred to Native Americans does not violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA). At the heart of the tribes' claim is the planned use of recycled wastewater, which contains 0.0001% human waste, to make artificial snow....

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