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Alaskan tribes and nonprofits file suit to save America's largest national forest

For decades, “the lungs of the country” were protected from American citizens who sought to alter it with roads and logging.
Alaskan tribes and nonprofits file suit to save America's largest national forest
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Lawsuit challenges Trump's lifting of roadless rule in Alaska's Tongass forest

A coalition of Alaska Native tribes and environmentalists filed suit on Wednesday challenging a new Trump administration policy that opens vast swaths of the largest U.S. national forest to logging, mining and other commercial development. The lawsuit, joined by tourism and fishing organizations, seeks to reinstate prohibitions on road-building through previously protected areas in the Tongass National Forest of southeastern Alaska, the world's…

4 months ago|Los Angeles, United States
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Alaskan tribes, activists and businesses sue to save America's biggest national forest

Tongass national forest, which plays a key role in fighting climate crisis, poised for logging after US ruling

4 months ago|London, United Kingdom
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Lawsuit challenges Trump's lifting of roadless rule in Alaska's Tongass forest

A coalition of Alaska Native tribes and environmentalists filed suit on Wednesday challenging a new Trump administration policy that opens vast swaths of the largest U.S. national forest to logging, mining and other commercial development.

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Lawsuit challenges Trump's lifting of roadless rule in Alaska's Tongass forest

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A coalition of Alaska Native tribes and environmentalists filed suit on Wednesday challenging a new Trump administration policy that opens vast swaths of the largest U.S. national forest to logging, mining and other commercial development.

4 months ago|Singapore
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Alaskan tribes and nonprofits file suit to save America's largest national forest

The Trump administration is moving to remove existing protections.

4 months ago|Washington, United States
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Lawsuit challenges Trump's lifting of roadless rule in Alaska's Tongass forest | One America News Network

December 24, 2020By Yereth RosenANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – A coalition of Alaska Native tribes and environmentalists filed suit on Wednesday challenging a new Trump administration policy that opens vast swaths of the largest U.S. national forest to logging, mining and other commercial development.The lawsuit, joined by tourism and fishing organizations, seeks to reinstate prohibitions on road-building through previously protected areas in…

4 months ago|San Diego, United States
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Lawsuit challenges Trump's lifting of roadless rule in Alaska's Tongass forest

ANCHORAGE -- A coalition of Alaska Native tribes and environmentalists filed suit on Wednesday challenging a new Trump administration policy that opens vast swaths of the largest U.S. national forest to logging, mining and other commercial development. Read More

4 months ago|Canada
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Environment America Joins Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration’s Plans To Log in Tongass National Forest

Environment America along with other environmental organizations and a coalition of Indigenous Tribes and small businesses from Southeast Alaska

4 months ago|United States
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In lawsuit, groups ask that 'Roadless Rule' protections be put back in place for the Tongass

Part of the Tongass National Forest on Douglas Island pictured in 2004. (Creative Commons photo by Henry Hartley)A coalition including environmental groups, tribes and fishermen filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to restore Roadless Rule protections to 9 million acres of Tongass National Forest.Alaska’s governor and Congressional delegation applauded the Trump administration’s decision to exempt the Tongass from the Clinton-era Roadless Rule, which re…

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New ‘Roadless Rule’ lawsuit seeks to restore environmental protections for Tongass National Forest

The Trump administration recently changed the rules to allow more mines, logging and dams in the world’s largest temperate rainforest.

4 months ago|Anchorage, United States
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