Here’s a comment from my story on the dust-up between Rep. Lance Pruitt and Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell. It’s a variation of a question that often appears on stories about the road connecting King Cove to Cold Bay. Anyone care to take a crack at it? It’s legitimate question for people who don’t understand the issue:
I don’t want to start a war, but can anyone explain to me why King Cove deserves this treatment? Since I was a kid, I’ve always understood that when people live in far flung corners of this state, they do so largely at their own peril. No matter how small the road through Izembek might be, does this not set a precedent? Couldn’t every center of population make this argument, regardless of size?