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By Rose Ragsdale
Petroleum News Contributing Writer 

Alaska seeks control of state rights of way

Lawsuit against Interior could clear way for year-round road to Chandalar gold prospects; new exploration and development activity


Last updated 4/24/2005 at Noon

By suing the U.S. Department of Interior for quiet title to the state's rights of way for the Coldfoot-Chandalar Lake, Caro-to-Coldfoot and Wiseman-to-Chandalar trails, the state of Alaska may breathe new life into a century-old gold mining region.

The lawsuit, filed April 11 in federal district court in Washington, D.C., also named Alaska Northwest Natural Gas Transportation Co., Yukon Pacifi...

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