Alatna Village Council et al v. Heinlein et al

  1. May 26, 2023

    Judge Says Alaska Needs BLM Say-So For Mining Road Work

    The Alaska state agency developing a 211-mile mining access road across the state's northern wilderness has to get federal permission before starting any pre-construction groundwork for the project on federal, state or tribal land, a Last Frontier federal judge has clarified.

  2. January 20, 2023

    Alaska Says BLM Can't Block Ground Work On State Lands

    The state of Alaska has asked a judge to clarify an order that the federal government review its approval of a $1 billion mining access road project, arguing the Bureau of Land Management should not be able to prohibit preconstruction ground-disturbing activities on state and private lands.

  3. June 15, 2022

    Court Stands By Feds' Review Of Alaskan Mining Road

    An Alaska federal court backed an earlier decision giving the federal government leeway to review a prior approval of a $1 billion mining access road project, finding that work allowed to continue in the meantime will have minimal effects.

  4. May 18, 2022

    Feds To Revisit Alaskan Mining Road Plans After Remand Win

    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.

  5. March 23, 2022

    Feds Drilled For Remand Bid In Alaskan Mining Road Fight

    An Alaska federal court was told by both supporters and opponents of a $1 billion mining access road in a protected wilderness area that the federal government's bid to voluntarily conduct further review of the previous administration's approval of the project should be rejected.

  6. February 23, 2022

    Biden Admin. Will Reconsider Trump-Era OK Of Mining Road

    The federal government Tuesday told an Alaska federal judge it wants to reconsider the approval of a $1 billion mining access road in a protected wilderness area that occurred during the Trump administration.

  7. May 20, 2021

    Native Landowning Org. Asks To Join Alaska Mining Road Suit

    An indigenous land-owning organization asked an Alaska federal judge to let it join a mining road suit, siding against Native American tribes that opened the case over allegedly improper approval and devastating impacts of a 211-mile mining access road.

  8. October 08, 2020

    Alaska Tribes Sue Gov't Over Proposed Mining Access Road

    The U.S. government conducted a rushed, inadequate and illegal environmental review before approving a 211-mile mining access road that would devastate habitat and cultural areas in Alaska, Native American tribes have told a federal court.