At 97, President Carter intervenes in road case that some fear could gut ANILCA
By Alaskan standards, the gravel road that an isolated community near the Aleutian Islands wants to build to connect to an airport is not a huge project. But because it would be cut through a federal wildlife refuge, the road has been a simmering source of contention since it was first proposed decades ago.
Now, the dispute is boiling over. And none other than former President Jimmy Carter, 97, has weighed in.