SEACC applauds road decision

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) Buck Lindekugal said the federal government had plenty of reason not to go forward with the Juneau Access road.

    South East Alaska Conservation council Attorney Buck Lindekugal said he was happy with the decision announced this week by the Federal Highway Administration, "We feel this is a tremendous victory for the Akwan, for Juneau and all of Southeast Alaska.  We want to thank the Governor who realized this road was impractical.'

    Lindekugal said with the state budget crunch, there are areas where money can be better spent.

    The federal government listed the main reasons as the state financial woes and the controversial nature of the road. Lindekugal said concerns about wildlife and ancient burial grounds were also important. "The safety issues were also very important.  The inefficiency of extending a dead end road 50 miles down the Lynn Canal to a new ferry terminal didn't make a lot of sense, especially for walk on ferry passengers."

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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