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USBLM approves controversial mine-haul road through preserve section of Gates of the Arctic NP&Pres

The Bureau of Land Management has approved the proposed route for the controversial Ambler Road Project.

In its record of decision released Thursday, BLM approved a route for the private access road that would span 211 miles from the Dalton Highway and cross Gates of the Arctic National Preserve to get to the Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska. BLM officials wrote the selected route is the shortest of the routes proposed, impacting roughly 4,500 acres of land.

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