Decision on Cold Bay – King Cove road
now up to Interior Secretary Salazar.
First of two parts. More will be in Tuesday’s report.
A number of Alaska Legislators have signed their names to a letter to the secretary opposing a recent decision on a land swap and road deal on the Alaska Peninsula.
The letter asks that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service change its course and allow a road to be built between the communities of Cold Bay and King Cove.
Representative Bob Herron of Bethel asked for House members to sign on to his letter…
Rep. Herron’s comment …are you sure you want to do that?
Herron said the final decision rests with departing Interior Secretary Salazar.
He told his colleagues that his letter may seem to lack emotion but it needs to speak the language of those to whom it is addressed.
And speaking of language, Herron said many Alaskans would be put off by the language currently on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s website regarding the Cold Bay-King Cove proposal…
Rep. Herron’s comment
We’ll have more on the Cold Bay – King Cove road tomorrow on the LegHead Report.
Great video on the need for a road. Includes actual footage of elder with double pneumonia having to take boat across bay, climb up ladder to dock and then be medivaced to Anchorage.
“Alaska House Questions Ixembeck Land Swap EIS Issue” — Press release from Alaska House Majority.