Whitey gets to ride his boats, fly his helicopters, drive his cars, and perch his posh lodges on the edge of the Grand Canyon, but when the locals (as in local for thousands and thousands of years) want to build a seventy-foot viewing platform everybody starts off on the rhapsodies about the grandeur of the wilderness and its incomprehensible desecration by Native Americans.
On the Hualapai Tribe's plans to construct a glass viewing platform that juts seventy feet into the Canyon, a former superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park says "It's the equivalent of an upscale carnival ride. Why would they desecrate this place with this?"
Well, why not? The rest of the place is crawling with hotels, parking lots, helicopter pads, motor boats, and landing strips.
Read the AP article here.