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And Tucson Arizona is now and -- the town you've got to dive -- may have met its match in the Mexican spotted out right there -- the famous.
OK corral gunfire it lost its water source -- -- wild fire back in 2011.
And ever since in the US department of the forestry.
Forest Service has prevented the town from repairing its -- water line because it could harm the habitat.
Of that -- furious right now with.
Darcy Olsen the president and CEO of the Goldwater institute which is representing tombstone in the lawsuit today there's -- good morning to you.
Good morning so the federal government said yeah you can fix your water line tombstone but.
Because that's a special area you've got to use horses and hand tools no heavy equipment.
Even though there are boulders the size of walks -- there.
The -- you you just can't make this stuff fat.
And this is an unbelievable situation in Arizona it's a declared state of emergency.
These -- springs have been melted they've been wrapped around trees like spaghetti because of the monsoon.
And it that people of tombstone -- only have access to three out of 25 spring so they don't even have a two day water supply down there right so it's imperative that.
The -- get out of the way and let the people repair those pipelines.
-- and it in addition to the fact that they've you know the water is just -- a trickle right now the historic town of tombstone is largely wooden buildings as we see right there.
And they really don't have enough water to run the fire trucks right.
And that's exactly right and and know what well they do have are they are they have arsenic in some of the well known for it's a town about a thousand but on any given day there about 20000 tourists going through -- so it's actually kind of a booming.
Area but these ecological extremists are everywhere and what they're forgetting -- -- situation is that these pipelines have co existed with these animals for for over a hundred years as long as the pipelines have been there right.
Exactly so they're holding things up because they can't use heavy equipment and because there are some -- there and some butterflies and some frauds.
Can't today write and call in the guys from wild kingdom find these animals.
You take care of them for a couple of weeks well they -- the pipeline through and then put them back into the -- that it.
You see that on reality shows why that can't they do that in reality.
There really isn't a danger to these animals like I said they have been co existing and the people until stunning simply wanna go when there and they wanna -- -- -- -- some heavy equipment because it's the job at hand is so enormous but.
Nobody wants to this straight habitat and of course the people wanna protect the force of -- I mean.
There is just it that's our forecast so I I think that that's that federal government throwing up its its usual blockade.
But this is very similar to this situation.
What will -- after the BP oil -- when.
Governor Jindal wanted to go in there and protect the shoreline and the federal government.
Waited weeks and weeks and weeks and still wouldn't grant Louisiana permission to do -- and all -- asking the court here is to enforce the tenth amendment.
That that states and municipalities have the right to protect the public health and safety particularly in states of emergency like that -- Absolutely that's why there's a showdown today in the ninth circuit.
And you're representing the town of tombstone good luck TF.
Keep in touch we'll find out how all everything goes today in court Darcy -- the president and -- -- -- of Goldwater institute.
Thank you for joining us -- from -- -- Phoenix for the -- water.
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