Public lands bill clears US House

The US House today gave final congressional approval to a package of more than 60 public lands and territories bills that includes a couple of measures affecting Alaska. That measure authorizes a land exchange inside Denali so the Alaska Railroad can build a turnaround. The turnaround will make train traffic to the south and north of the park more efficient. The state legislature will have to take some action to finalize the plan.

Joel Southern, APRN – Anchorage