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The Majestic Alaskan Rain Forest in Trump's Crosshairs

20 days ago   |   By The New Republic

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe,” wrote naturalist John Muir in 1911. Last week, news broke that the Trump administration has exempted the Tongass National Forest in Alaska from the 2001 Roadless Rule, a regulation prohibiting road construction and timber harvesting in roadless areas. The immediate implications for logging in the Tongass are complicated and unclear-in part because a diverse group of stakeholders representing tribal, environmental, and business interests will surely challenge the move in court. But any...
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The Majestic Alaskan Rainforest in Trump's Crosshairs

The Majestic Alaskan Rainforest in Trump's Crosshairs

20 days ago   |   By The New Republic

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe,” wrote naturalist John Muir in 1911. Last week, news broke that the Trump administration exempted the Tongass National Forest in Alaska from the 2001 Roadless Rule, a regulation prohibiting road construction and timber harvesting in roadless areas. The immediate implications for logging in the Tongass are complicated and unclear-in part because a diverse group of stakeholders representing tribal, environmental, and business interests will surely challenge the move in court. But any...
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