November 10, 2008

Izembek National Wildlife Refuge: (another) road to nowhere?

 Always nice to have some bad news in the morning! Excerpt: 

COLD BAY, Alaska — This isolated outpost, where grizzly bears outnumber people and the one-page phone book is dubbed “the yellow page,” is fast emerging as a flash point in the nation’s debate over drilling.

A plan to construct about 20 miles of road, half of which would be in the wilderness of the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, has turned into a heated battle between area residents, who say they need better access to the airport here, and environmentalists, who suspect, without concrete evidence…article.

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