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Interior Said to Reject Industrial Road Through Alaskan Wilderness

Posted on AllSides April 16th, 2024
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Ken Hill/National Park Service, Alaska

The Biden administration is expected to deny permission for a 211-mile industrial road through fragile Alaskan wilderness to a large copper deposit, handing a victory to environmentalists in an election year when the president wants to underscore his credentials as a climate leader and conservationist.

The Interior Department intends to announce as early as this week that there should be “no action” on the federal land where the road known as the Ambler Access Project would be built, according to two people familiar with the decision who asked not to...

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