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January 10, 2018

Land swap for road in Alaska refuge considered again

  • The road would connect the communities of King Cove and Cold Bay, which has an all-weather airport needed for emergency medical flights.
    Associated Press

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Interior Department will explore a land exchange that could lead to construction of a road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska.

    An agreement expected to be signed this month calls for the King Cove Corp., an Alaska Native village corporation, to identify up to 0.8 square miles (2 sq. kilometers) of its land that could be swapped for equal-value land within Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.

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