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July 29, 2015 | Feature

Saving the Forest for the Trees

Alaska's Tongass National Forest is home to centuries-old trees and rivers flowing among thousands of islands. It is also the last forest where the fight continues to keep timber sales out of roadless areas.

July 15, 2016 | Blog Post

Two Political Trainwrecks in the Making

The House and Senate are packing their environmental budget bills with poison pill riders that would harm America’s air, water and wildlife.

July 11, 2016 | Letter

Letter to Mining Watch Canada

From Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna on transboundary watersheds and proposed mining activities

June 27, 2016 | Legal Document

Legal Document: Alaskan and Canadian Groups Petition Secretary of the Interior to Investigate Mines in British Columbia

This petition, submitted under the 1971 Pelly Amendment to the Fishermen’s Protective Act by Earthjustice’s Alaska regional office, analyzes the six hard-rock mines in British Columbia and their expected impacts on watersheds, and invokes the Interior Department’s duty to investigate when foreign nationals may be “diminishing the effectiveness” of U.S. conservation treaties

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