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One Planet: How the Ambler Road project threatens Native communities & wildlife in Alaska

Aerial View Of Ambler And The Kobuk River In The Summer. (Photo Courtesy Of The National Park Service Via UAF Gates Of The Arctic Research Portal)

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we speak with investigative environmental journalist Adam Federman about his recent investigation into a controversial project in Alaska that would allow for the development of one of the largest copper-zinc deposits in the world.

The proposed 211-mile Ambler Road project would cross nearly 3,000 streams, 11 major rivers, 1,700 acres of wetlands, and a major caribou migration corridor. Ambler Road would transform one of Alaska's wildest places.


Adam Federman, award winning journalist and a reporting fellow with Type Investigations

PJ Simon, chief and chairman of the Tanana Chiefs Conference

Web Resources:

Politico: How Joe Biden’s Green Agenda Threatens the Alaskan Wilderness

The New York Times: Record Salmon in One Place. Barely Any in Another. Alarm All Around.

Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.
Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.