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November 9, 2017

Hearings for $346M Alaska road

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Federal officials have scheduled a series of 11 public meetings to hear residents' thoughts on a proposed 200-mile road that would connect northwest Alaska with the Dalton Highway and Fairbanks, but wouldn't be open to the public.

The Ambler Road Project has been in the works since 2014, drawing heavy criticism from Interior Alaska residents concerned about industrial contamination and increased access to traditional hunting and fishing grounds, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. The road would only be open for mine access.

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