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View Diary: Sen. Murkowski pondering 'hold' on Sally Jewell's nomination over rejection of remote Aleutian road (189 comments)

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  •  From the National Wildlife Refuge Association (7+ / 0-)

    "This 'road to nowhere' is a bad deal for wildlife and taxpayers," said NWRA Vice-President of Government Affairs Desiree Sorenson-Groves. "Building and maintaining a road through this biologically sensitive area would have set a dangerous precedent for the other wild lands in National Wildlife Refuges, National Parks and National Forests designated to be part of America’s Wilderness Preservation System – the world’s highest level of conservation protection."

        "Sound science wins the day, as it always should," said Wendy Loya, President of the Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges. "The final decision reconfirms our long-held position that the proposed road pretends to solve a problem already solved 15 years ago at a cost of millions of taxpayer dollars."

    $37.5 million of American taxpayer money -- to a state that doesn't collect income taxes.

    Refuge Watch -- news from America's national wildlife refuges

    by Naturegal on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 04:49:22 PM PST

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