Northern Alaska Environmental Center et al v. Haaland et al

  1. May 26, 2023

    Judge Says Alaska Needs BLM Say-So For Mining Road Work

    The Alaska state agency developing a 211-mile mining access road across the state's northern wilderness has to get federal permission before starting any pre-construction groundwork for the project on federal, state or tribal land, a Last Frontier federal judge has clarified.

  2. January 20, 2023

    Alaska Says BLM Can't Block Ground Work On State Lands

    The state of Alaska has asked a judge to clarify an order that the federal government review its approval of a $1 billion mining access road project, arguing the Bureau of Land Management should not be able to prohibit preconstruction ground-disturbing activities on state and private lands.

  3. June 15, 2022

    Court Stands By Feds' Review Of Alaskan Mining Road

    An Alaska federal court backed an earlier decision giving the federal government leeway to review a prior approval of a $1 billion mining access road project, finding that work allowed to continue in the meantime will have minimal effects.

  4. May 18, 2022

    Feds To Revisit Alaskan Mining Road Plans After Remand Win

    The U.S. government will reconsider its Trump-era approval of a $1 billion mining access road across protected Alaskan wilderness after a federal judge granted its request to review that project again instead of proceeding with lawsuits brought by tribal and conservation groups.

  5. March 23, 2022

    Feds Drilled For Remand Bid In Alaskan Mining Road Fight

    An Alaska federal court was told by both supporters and opponents of a $1 billion mining access road in a protected wilderness area that the federal government's bid to voluntarily conduct further review of the previous administration's approval of the project should be rejected.

  6. February 23, 2022

    Biden Admin. Will Reconsider Trump-Era OK Of Mining Road

    The federal government Tuesday told an Alaska federal judge it wants to reconsider the approval of a $1 billion mining access road in a protected wilderness area that occurred during the Trump administration.

  7. December 02, 2021

    Alaska Enviro Groups Seek Early Win In Mining Road Fight

    Environmental groups have urged an Alaska federal judge to grant them an early win in their suit seeking to vacate permits for a mining road in a protected wilderness area, saying U.S. government agencies failed to carefully analyze the project when giving it the go-ahead.

  8. August 05, 2020

    Enviros Say Alaskan Mining Road Was Wrongly Approved

    Environmental organizations asked an Alaska federal court to vacate environmental permits for a mining road in the state's southern Brooks Range and national park areas, saying government agencies wrongly allowed the 211-mile road project to move forward.