Enviros Say DOI, Alaska Native Road Deal Broke Federal Law

Law360 (March 24, 2020, 6:14 PM EDT) -- A coalition of environmental groups challenging a land-exchange deal the Trump administration made with an isolated Alaska native community to construct a road through a national wildlife refuge told a federal court the agreement runs afoul of federal law and failed to follow proper review procedures.

Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges, the Center for Biological Diversity and other environmentalists doubled down Monday in their summary judgment bid that the court should block the renewed contract between the U.S. Department of the Interior and the community of King Cove, Alaska, which includes members from the Agdaagux and other native tribes. The...

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