|Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) might hold up Senate confirmation of President Obama’s nominee for Interior secretary because the Interior Department won’t approve construction of a road that Alaskan lawmakers call vital to healthcare access for a remote Aleutian village. Interior announced this week that it does not intend to allow a road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, a project advocates say is needed so that residents of King Cove can reach an all-weather airport in Cold Bay for medical evacuations.
Murkowski told The Hill Thursday she would consider placing a procedural “hold” on the nomination of Sally Jewell over the..... http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/281871-sen-murkowski-weighs-hold-on-interior-nominee-over-rejection-of-road
I can't fathom why the Fish & Wildlife Srvc prioritized a perceived risk to birds over an existing threat to human life goo.gl/WGIJp
— Gov. Sean Parnell (@AKGovParnell) February 8, 2013