Judge invalidates proposed land swap for Alaska refuge road

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A judge has vacated a proposed land exchange aimed at building a road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska, finding procedural violations.

U.S. District Court Senior Judge John Sedwick in a ruling Monday said Interior Secretary David Bernhardt failed to provide adequate reasoning to support a change in policy in entering into a land exchange agreement with King Cove Corp.

The Interior Department, under the Obama administration, declined a proposed land swap to build a road through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, an internationally recognized habitat for migratin...


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