Historic Tombstone, Ariz., long has been known as the “Town Too Tough To Die,” but that was before it encountered the Obama administration, which has refused permission for the town to repair the water system in the nearby Huachuca Mountains from which it has drawn H2O for more than a century.
That means the town is living on only a fraction of the water supplies to which it is accustomed, drawing only from several wells, some of which are poisoned by arsenic, town representatives say.
The mountain collection system was destroyed when a forest fire ravaged the hilltops last year and then monsoon rains washed mud and boulders across the collector channels and pipelines.
Now, a federal judge has affirmed the Obama administration’s position, and the Goldwater Institute, working to protect the town’s rights, says it already has filed an emergency appeal of the decision.
“Requiring Tombstone to seek federal permits to repair its municipal water supply is like demanding a federal permit before the city can make repairs to a fire truck,” said Nick Dranias, Goldwater Institute director of constitutional studies and lead attorney in the case.
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