Izembek road on the radar in Washington, DC

Supporters and critics of a proposed land swap for a road that would connect King Cove with Cold Bay appeared before a US Senate panel today. King Cove officials and the state want to swap 61,000 acres of land for a 206-acre right-of-way, part of it through what is now designated wilderness—in the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. King Cove officials say the basic issue is safe travel to the airport, emergency medical services and other amenities available in Cold Bay.

Joel Southern, APRN – Washington, DC