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LCV Applauds Secretary Haaland’s Decision to Protect Alaska’s Izembek National Wildlife Refuge

Mar 14, 2023

Washington, D.C. – Today, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland withdrew a Trump-era land swap that was intended to allow for the construction of an access road through Alaska’s Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. In response, League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:

“We applaud Secretary Haaland for withdrawing the illegal, Trump-era land exchange that would have put at risk the lands, waters, and resources of Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Izembek is one of America’s most ecologically significant Refuges, home to world-class wetlands that support millions of migrating birds, fish, and caribou. It should be protected for future generations.”

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