Walker’s administration is releasing $3.6 million in previously set-aside funds to start an environmental assessment of the 200-mile road to copper, gold deposits in the northwest.
“I think we’ve got enough information to show that with regard to caribou, it’s not an easy answer,” said Kotzebue-based ADF&G biologist Jim Dau.
AIDEA’s proposed route to the 75-mile mineralization mining prospect near Ambler faces new complications in the wake of a declaration by Evansville Incorporated.
Though the road is still in the preliminary planning phase, stakeholders from across the state flew in to Kotzebue Wednesday.
Caribou users in the Northwest Arctic Borough were told Wednesday that North America’s largest herd declined by more than a quarter in just two years.
In Friday’s news: State is launching website and phone-lines for families in need of aid after November storms; Multi-agency effort works to organize aid and relief…