Obama Trying To Kill The Town To Tough To Die
The city of Tombstone, Ariz. will continue its ongoing “showdown” with the federal government over the town’s right to rebuild its water pipes that were destroyed in the devastating “Monument Fire” last August.
This week, U.S. District Judge Frank Zapata struck down Tombstone’s request for an emergency injunction against the U.S. Forest Service to allow the city to use heavy equipment to repair pipes located in protected areas.
The town has been unable to use machinery to reconstruct the pipes because they are located in a federally protected wilderness area. Shortly following the fire, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer declared a state of emergency for the city.
“Tombstone draws 50 to 80 percent of its water supply from springs in the Monument Fire burn area,” the governor’s office said. “Erosion and debris flow caused by summer storms damaged the city’s aqueduct and water transmission system.”