Flagstaff, Arizona (AP)

A lawyer representing snowmaking opponents has asked a judge to temporarily prohibit construction at the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort.

Attorney Howard Shanker filed a request for a temporary restraining order on July 6 with a U.S. District Court judge. The action comes after the July 2nd decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow snowmaking and related construction on the San Francisco Peaks, an approval that becomes effective next week.