Tribes On Edge Over Giant Dam Proposal Near Grand Canyon

“Developers want to build a vast hydroelectric power facility that would flood sacred lands, threaten waterways and put habitats at risk”

“Shortly before Lucille Daniel’s father died, he told her: “Take care of the land. Take care of the livestock.”

This land, a patch of remote desert not far from the Grand Canyon on the western Navajo Nation, has been in the Daniel family for six generations. Lucille, 85, was born and grew up here. …

Phoenix-based Pumped Hydro Storage LLC has received a preliminary permit from federal regulators for its Big Canyon Pumped Storage Project – a string of four huge dams near the Little Colorado River, along with reservoirs and a power-generation facility about three miles from Daniel’s home.”

Cody Nelson reports for the Guardian August 12, 2020.