U.S. Senator Mark Begich today introduced a bill to allow a road from King Cove to Cold Bay, just weeks after Interior Secretary Sally Jewell rejected the idea because it would run through a wildlife refuge. Begich says he picked one of the options scrutinized in a recent environmental assessment.
“We picked the one that we believe is the most reasonable. And it’s access limits any, mitigates signicant concerns that people had.”
Alaska’s delegation to Congress has been sponsoring similar legislation for decades, saying King Cove residents need a road for emergency evacuations.