In Alaska, a Road Marked With Controversy
“If this crucial portion of Izembek can't be protected as wilderness, then wilderness everywhere is threatened”
Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, July 23, 2007; Page A06 Seldom has the prospect of building a one-lane, nine-mile gravel road caused such a furor. via The Washington Post
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#1 Jul 27, 2007
the king cove to cold bay road is a crucial part of lives here in out small town. It is really not a big deal. Even when we drive on the road we still see plenty of wild life. We see bears and foxes crossing the road all the time. I ts not like it is a boundary for animals, it dosent project to them "stay on your side of the road, all rule breakers will be excecuted". No, this road is just a gravel method of transportation that has a small effect on the environment, if any at all! there is no reason for the environmentalists to raise such a big stink about the road because it does not put any animals in danger. if environmentalists want to risk many human lifes because of a few animals, thats their isssue and they need to solve it.
#2 Oct 5, 2007
Well after finding info about this I would agree that King Cove needs the road... I worked there in late 70's and there were people that died on air medivacs. If a road was there that would definitely help in emergencies.
One thing I'm wondering about.. Is Peter Pan Seafoods going to use that road to transport fresh seafood to Cold Bay? They flew it out of King Cove to Cold Bay back in the late 70's early 80's when market would support it.
#3 May 25, 2008
I feel it's very wrong for the Aleut people to have to give twenty-two thousand acres away inorder to have access to an airport, enviormentalist have no concern for human life. My family is from King Cove we've lived in Anchorage since 1970 we lost are first born in King Cove for the lack of medical care.We still return every summer for are subsistance native foods.The Aleut people should not have to give away their ancestial lands inorder to have what non-natives expect, access to an airport and medical facilities.
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