Fish and Wildlife Service Opposed to Doyon Land Swap

A controversial idea to swap land between the Native regional corporation Doyon Limited and the federal government is unlikely to move forward. The Environmental Impact Statement released by the US Fish and Wildlife service today recommends against the exchange. The proposal was to swap 110,000 acres of the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge that were believed to contain oil and gas prospects for a minimum of 150,000 acres of Doyon land that lies within the boundaries of the refuge.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

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