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We’re taking Trump to court over bogus Ambler decision

We sued the Trump administration to challenge its illegal approval of the proposed Ambler road. The 211-mile state-subsidized industrial gravel road to benefit private mining companies would destroy and pollute Arctic land and water, further degrade permafrost, and harm the health of wildlife and people across a broad range of the southern Brooks Range.… Read More

AIDEA uses health crisis to funnel cash to industrial road

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority used the Covid-19 crisis to hand $35 million to a proposed road to the Ambler Mining District that would benefit only private mining interests. Under the cloak of an “emergency” meeting held with little public notice, AIDEA’s board voted unanimously to funnel millions to a flawed proposal opposed by locals for years and stalled because of serious financial, environmental, and human health concerns. The meeting, held by phone because of the pandemic, drew a lot of outrage from opponents to AIDEA’s money grab. Virtually all the public testimony opposed the decision.… Read More

The road to a budget black hole

What does Alaska’s budget chaos have to do with a proposed private industrial gravel road?  Well, it spotlights a political agenda that will slash long-term health care and education jobs while claiming to create short-term work in rural Alaska by … Read More

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