Feds To Revisit Alaskan Mining Road Plans After Remand Win

By Caleb Symons (May 18, 2022, 5:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government will reconsider its Trump-era approval of a $1 billion mining access road across protected Alaskan wilderness after a federal judge granted its request to review that project again instead of proceeding with lawsuits brought by tribal and conservation groups.

U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Gleason on Tuesday found that further review of the 211-mile road — which would link the Dalton Highway and the Ambler Mining District — is warranted because officials have identified "legal flaws" in the decisions behind its various federal authorizations.

In her ruling, Judge Gleason said the Bureau of Land Management and other federal...

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