Description: Challenge to federal approvals for a 211-mile road through the southern Brooks Range and Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve to provide access to a mining district.
Northern Alaska Environmental Center v. Bernhardt
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 09/28/2021 Motion Download Motion for stay filed by defendants. 08/04/2020 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Conservation Groups Filed Challenge to Mining Access Road Through National Park in Alaska. Conservation groups filed a lawsuit challenging federal approvals for a 211-mile road through the southern Brooks Range and Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve that would provide access to a mining district and be funded by the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority. The plaintiffs asserted claims under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, the National Environmental Policy Act (including failure to adequately analyze impacts on greenhouse gas emissions), the Clean Water Act, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, and the Administrative Procedure Act.