Editorial: Lift the Roadless Rule on Tongass
November 28, 2019
Southeast Alaskans have been given the opportunity to lift the onerous roadless designation from the Tongass National Forest, and yet many have testified to leave it in place.
We're astonished. That's not the Alaskan way.
Why do we want the federal government to maintain continued control of the Tongass?
The roadless designation was put in place as yet another padlock on national forests that were already protected and commercial activity was eliminated or severely stymied. Half of the Tongass has been declared as wilderness. Why continue another layer of protection on lands that have alrea...