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Back to court: Conservationists sue DOI over latest land swap at Izembek NWR

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CN) — Nine conservation groups sued the Trump administration in federal court Wednesday, challenging a land swap between the Department of Interior and the Alaska Native King Cove Corporation that would put a road through the heart of Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.

Izembek National Wildlife Refuge is near the head of the Aleutian Islands archipelago. At 492 square miles, it is the smallest National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. It was designated as Wilderness in 1980, under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.

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