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if any of my tweets ever go viral I hope it’s this one the GRAND CANYON is facing a big problem right now. there’s no national news coverage about this and some very rich people want to keep it that way
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jack 27 May 19
Replying to @trippypapa
an italian developer (Stilo Development Group USA) purchased 3.5 million square feet of land less than 10 miles from the edge of the Grand Canyon this land is located in the heart of Kaibab National Forest east of Tusayan.
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jack 27 May 19
Replying to @trippypapa
if they get approval from the town, they plan to build over 2000 houses, a spa, a convention center, and potentially a “water park” source -
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jack 27 May 19
Replying to @trippypapa
even worse - the only water source available on this land is groundwater, which is pumped from an aquifer that feeds important springs in the Grand Canyon
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jack 27 May 19
Replying to @trippypapa
more groundwater pumping would lower the aquifer levels and destroy many springs the aquifer is the sole source for Havasupai Falls and Havasu Creek that the Havasupai Tribe relies entirely on
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jack 27 May 19
Replying to @trippypapa
this development project will also drastically increase road and air traffic around the Grand Canyon, as well as noise and light pollution
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jack 27 May 19
Replying to @trippypapa
I beg you to care about this. the Grand Canyon has been a home to Indigenous Americans for over 800 years and a protected national park for 100 years (happy anniversary)
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jack 27 May 19
Replying to @trippypapa
IN SHORT Stilo has been trying to develop 3.5m sq ft of land near the Grand Canyon for about 3 years and they’re very close to getting their way this development is threatening the Grand Canyon’s environment best way to help stop them is to contact Tusayan (see end of thread)
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boo 27 May 19
it won’t let me sign the petition since my zip code is canadian. :•( is there any other way for me to help from over here?
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jack 27 May 19
Replying to @warshipwreck
Hey thanks for caring in Canada! Unfortunately I’m not aware of any active protests or petitions besides the Sierra Club. The absolute BEST thing you could do right now is write a letter to the town of Tusayan. I’ll include more details at the bottom of the thread!
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Darnell Calhoun 27 May 19
Replying to @trippypapa
The link says the proposal was rejected on March 4.
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jack 27 May 19
Replying to @DCalhounDB
I’m just gonna post this since someone else already brought that up
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