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Navajo Nation Council Opposes Proposed Grand Canyon Tram

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Navajo Nation Council panel is opposing a proposed tramway and other tourism development at the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers in the Grand Canyon.

The Arizona Daily Sun reports that Law and Order Committee unanimously opposed the Grand Canyon Escalade legislation during a hearing at Twin Arrows Casino Resort in Flagstaff.

The panel's opposition doesn't block the proposal from proceeding further in the legislative process but does show the opposition that has long been against the project. The legislation will go to the full council regardless of whether it gets approved in the committees.

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The project has been pitched as a way to create jobs for a largely jobless part of the reservation. It would be along Grand Canyon National Park's eastern edge.