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INJUSTICE TO THE VILLAGE OF KING COVE, ALASKA
(House of Representatives - February 14, 2013)

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             INJUSTICE TO THE VILLAGE OF KING COVE, ALASKA

  (Mr. YOUNG of Alaska was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute.)
  Mr. YOUNG of Alaska. Madam Speaker, this is an injustice what the 
Secretary of the Interior and the Fish and Wildlife has done to a 
village called King Cove in Alaska. We had hearings, we had the lands 
transfer, we had everything going to work so these people could be 
safe--be safe to go to hospitals, be safe to fly out when the weather 
was bad. It was an agreement between the State, the Congress, and the 
village of King Cove. And along comes the Fish and Wildlife and denies 
them the trade that has to be necessary for this transportation 
corridor.
  I'm urging my Senators to put a hold on the new Secretary of the 
Interior so she's not confirmed until this Secretary can, in fact, sign 
the law that will allow them to have safety once and for all. This 
process has been going on for more than 20 years. We finally got to a 
solution that's being stopped by this administration, the lack of 
knowledge about human life, who would rather protect something that 
does not exist.
  This refuge has over 300 miles of road in it, but these people are 
being denied and need the safety. I'm asking Secretary Salazar, in 
fact, to take and do his job: overturn the Fish and Wildlife's 
recommendation, allow my people to be safe, and make sure they can 
continue to live their lives without the threat of the weather when it 
can be solved by an act of the Secretary.

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