Kevin Fedarko, author of The Emerald Mile, was a guest on the radio show 'On Point with Tom Ashbrook' on Monday.
He spoke about the challenges facing the Grand Canyon, especially the planned giant growth of Tusayan (2200 new homes, 3 million feet of commercial space, health spa, dude ranch and shopping center) and the proposed Escalade cable car leading to a walk way and restaurant at the bottom of the canyon where the Little Colorado river enters the Colorado river on Navajo Nation land. (Northeast of Desert view)
They anticipate 10,000 people a day riding the gondola to the bottom during peak season.
And however asinine and impossible this all sounds, it could happen all to easily, just look Grand Canyon West.
It is a good listen about the battle of preserving wilderness versus the business interests that want to exploit it and tribal rights.
Download it here
You should also watch his book trailer