06 Apr '12, 7pm

A Difficult Choice on Water

Arizona’s two senators, John McCain and Jon Kyl, traveled to the Navajo reservation this week to meet with Navajo and Hopi tribal leaders about a proposed water rights accord that would settle the two tribes’ claims to the Little Colorado River system. Associated Press John McCain Mr. Kyl and Mr. McCain have introduced a bill known as the Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement , which would require the tribes to waive their water rights for “time immemorial” in exchange for groundwater delivery projects to three remote communities. The tribes must sign off on the settlement, along with 30 other entities including Congress and the president, before the bill becomes law. Mr. Kyl said the bill was on a “fast track” and he would like to see it pushed through Congress before this session ends. But the outcome is uncertain, as there is a disagreement within th...

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