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August 8, 2019

Conservationists sue to block road in Alaska refuge

  • King Cove, a village just outside the refuge boundaries, wants to build a single-lane, 12-mile road to Cold Bay.
    Associated Press

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Nine conservation groups on Wednesday sued the U.S. Interior Department over its latest proposed land trade that could lead to a road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska.

    The Izembek National Wildlife Refuge near the tip of the Alaska Peninsula contains internationally recognized habitat for migrating waterfowl. A federal court judge in March rejected a previous land swap.

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