In a lengthy opinion by the Alaska District Court, the battle for a proposed medical emergency road through the Izembek National Refuge stalled. The court held that the Department of the Interior’s No Action Alternative blocked the construction of the road was decided in accordance within the Department’s authority. It is not the end of the battle over the road, as the court alluded that Congress may be able to change this decision.
Agdaagux Tribe of King Cove v. Jewell, ___ F. Supp. 3d ___, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118882, 2015 WL 5257120 (D. Alaska Sept. 8, 2015).
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