An article in the Los Angeles Times titled, “Grand Canyon Skywalk Opens Deep Divide,” included comments from Joe Feller, a professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and Faculty Fellow in its Center for the Study of Law, Science, & Technology. Feller was quoted by Times staff writer Julie Cart in a Feb. 11 article about the Skywalk, a horseshoe-shaped glass walkway that extends 70 feet beyond the western edge of the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai Indian Reservation. The story detailed the Tribe’s plans to build further tourist attractions, which will require a water source, perhaps the Colorado River. Feller said the Hualapai have rights to the water, but how much they may take hasn’t been determined. “Usually, you end up with a legal settlement, in which the tribe accepts less water than it wants in return for federal financial assistance to put the rights to use,” he told Cart.
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