"Mining Road Moves Closer to Opening Biggest Block of Wild Alaska"

"A proposed private 211-mile mining road that would cross a national park and preserve, opening access to untapped precious metals, came one step closer to approval Friday.

The road’s chief proponent, Trilogy Metals Inc., has hired Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s former lobbying firm to push the project through approval.

The Ambler Road is expected to bring new jobs to a remote region. But it also could spread disease among Native Alaskans, fragment caribou migration corridors, and damage Arctic tundra, according to a Bureau of Land Management analysis."

Bobby Magill reports for Bloomberg Environment March 27, 2020.

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 03/30/2020