Tombstone, Arizona is not only the home of the Western, US’ infamous gunfight at the OK Corral, but also another showdown involving environmental laws. During 2012, some waterlines that supplied Tombstone with water and ran through federal lands, broke resulting from damage due to wildfires and a monsoon. Tombstone town workers went on federal property to repair the pipes only to be turned away by US Forest Service Rangers citing endangered species and other environmental regulations.
In this video, journalist John Stossel interviews Goldwater Institute head Darcy Olsen about this legal case her organization took up after Tombstone pleaded to Ms. Olsen’s policy institute for help. Hopefully Tombstone will prevail and keep its reputation as the town too tough to die.