Forest Service will 'repeal or replace' decision opening Tongass to more logging

JUNEAU (AP) - The federal government has announced plans to “repeal or replace” a decision by the Trump administration that intended to lift restrictions on logging and road building in Southeast Alaska.

Conservationists cheered the announcement as a positive step, while Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy criticized it and vowed to use “every tool available to push back.”

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s plans were announced on a federal regulatory site with little detail last Friday. They were described as consistent with a January executive order from President Joe Biden that called for reviewing...

 

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