FLAGSTAFF, Arizona. – The chance that an aerial tram to carry visitors from the edge of the Grand Canyon on a river promenade slim.
Lawmakers on the country’s largest American Indian reservation told by the measure this week. The project included shops, hotels and restaurants on the canyon’s East Rim.
Developers haven’t said what they are going to do.
The legislation was opposed by environmentalists and outdoor enthusiasts who want to keep open spaces wild. At the same time, the Trump administration would free up other federal land for resource development.
Developers proposed the multimillion-dollar aerial tram as an economic savior for the booking with a high rate of unemployment.
Opponents say that there are other opportunities for economic development, including tourists, motels, truck stops, and the reservation of natural features.