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Interior Launches New Review of Controversial Alaska Mining Road

Sept. 20, 2022, 4:57 PM

The mining industry’s plans to build a 200-mile road to access resources along a pristine area in Alaska will have to undergo more environmental review and public input under an Interior Department announcement Tuesday.

The proposed Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Road, which the Trump administration greenlit in 2020, has been the subject of litigation related to environmental concerns for the new road proposed to access the Ambler Mining District in northwestern Alaska.

The supplementary Environmental Impact Statement, launched by Interior’s Bureau of Land Management Tuesday, is to gather input on the scope of the agency’s analysis, including potential alternatives. ...