Aleutians East Borough & King Cove reactions to F&WS EIS
King Cove Residents Outraged over USFWS Recommendation to Reject Proposed Land Exchange, Road Corridor
King Cove, AK – Feb. 5, 2013 – King Cove tribal and community leaders are offended by the federal government’s decision to recommend against building a small gravel road corridor linking the remote Aleut community to the Cold Bay Airport. The single-lane road would have provided the 950 residents with access to better health care and quality of life. Today, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced that it has chosen the “no action” alternative rather than a proposed land exchange and single-lane road corridor that would traverse a small section of the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. The USFWS recommendation was made during the environmental impact statement (EIS) of the land exchange and proposed road corridor.
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