06 Jan '18, 8pm

Wilderness Society #conservation Land exchange sacrifices Izembek wilderness for road development

Wilderness Society #conservation Land exchange sacrifices Izembek wilderness for road development

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (January 6, 2018) – Despite previous decisions by the U.S. Department of the Interior that a controversial road through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge is unnecessary and should not be built because it would “cause irreversible damage not only to the Refuge itself, but to the wildlife that depend on it,” the Washington Post is reporting today that the Trump administration has reached an agreement on a land exchange with the King Cove Native Corporation to allow the road to be constructed through a designated wilderness area. Construction of the road would set a dangerous precedent endangering refuges and wilderness areas across the nation, and undermine multiple bedrock environmental and conservation laws including the Wilderness Act, National Environmental Policy Act, National Wildlife Refuge Improvement Act and Alaska National Interest Lands Conservati...

Full article: https://wilderness.org/press-release/land-exchange-sacrif...

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