Judge invalidates proposed land swap for Alaska refuge road
June 4, 2020
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 mig...