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Rep. Young Attends Public Meeting On Izembek Access Road

Washington, D.C. - Alaskan Congressman Don Young spoke March 11 before a U.S. Fish and Wildlife public meeting concerning the proposed access road for King Cove through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge and issued the following statement:

"The people of King Cove need reliable access to a good airport and quality medical services.  We need to respond to that need.  I have flown in there before, and anyone who has been there would know that something needs to be done; using a hovercraft to get in and out of the area is dangerous.  I have been a supporter of this project from the beginning as have most Alaskans.  It is only Outsiders, with no concept of the area or the people, who are standing in the way of getting this done.  This region is not new to roads, as there are many already in place; we are simply providing a very necessary addition.  We need to support the people of King Cove at this time, and give them the chance that they are due."

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