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Located in Alaska's panhandle, the Tongass is the country's largest national forest — and home to nearly one-third of all old-growth temperate rainforest remaining in the entire world. (Lee Prince / Shutterstock)
From the Experts April 4, 2024

The Forest Service Wants to Hear from the Public on Tongass National Forest Management

U.S. Forest Service officials are traveling throughout Southeast Alaska to hear from residents about how they want our nation’s largest forest managed in coming decades.

Located in Alaska's panhandle, the Tongass is the country's largest national forest — and home to nearly one-third of all old-growth temperate rainforest remaining in the entire world. (Lee Prince / Shutterstock)
Press Release April 8, 2024

Matsui, Huffman, Sarbanes and 45 Members of the House Support U.S. Forest Service Old-Growth Initiative

Climate Forests Campaign responds with statement

In the News: Tampa Bay Times April 17, 2024

The obscure but powerful politicians who control Florida’s energy

Bradley Marshall, Attorney, Florida Office: “It’s not a secret that the utilities have a great deal of political power in Florida and have been able to get statutes that are beneficial to their interests and they’ve gotten favorable decisions at the Florida Public Service Commission.”

feature April 2, 2024

This Treasured Alaska Rainforest Shields Us From Climate Change

The National Roadless Rule, now reinstated on the Tongass National Forest, safeguards vast tracts of old-growth forest that serve as important carbon sinks.

An old-growth forest in Oregon. (Frances Eatherington)
Press Release March 14, 2024

Climate Forests Campaign Responds to Senator Barrasso Bill Targeting Old-Growth Forests

Bill aims to undermine Forest Service efforts to protect old-growth trees

After years of inaction by the federal government, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed long-overdue limits on six PFAS in drinking water. (Getty Images)
feature April 10, 2024

Inside EPA’s Roadmap on Regulating PFAS Chemicals

Toxic “forever chemicals” remain laxly regulated.

The Tongass is America’s largest national forest.
(Brian Logan / U.S. Forest Service)
Press Release January 30, 2024

Alaska Native Tribes, Southeast Alaska Businesses and Forest Advocates Defend Tongass National Forest’s Roadless Rule

Legal intervention seeks to retain forest protections that support Tribes, communities, and sustainable local economies

A Bureau of Land Management-maintained forest in Oregon. (Bureau of Land Management)
Press Release February 2, 2024

Forest Service Urged to Bolster Protections for Forests in Proposed Policy

Comments call for addressing major gaps on selling old growth and protecting mature forests

A Bureau of Land Management-maintained forest in Oregon. (Bureau of Land Management)
Press Release December 19, 2023

Climate Forests Campaign: Biden Administration Moves to Protect Old-Growth Forests

Environmental groups welcome needed action on old-growth, urge future action on mature forests

An abandoned well leaks oil onto the surface in West Texas in 2023. (Elizabeth Conley / Houston Chronicle via Getty Images)
Update April 12, 2024

Oil and Gas Companies Will Have to Pay More to Drill on Public Land

A new federal rule will better protect communities and the environment, while better protecting taxpayers’ money and helping the agency manage public lands for their highest value.

Montana’s cold, clean streams contain some of the last prime habitat in the United States for threatened bull trout, whose historic range has shrunk by half.
(Joel Sartore / National Geographic Stock / U.S. FWS)
Press Release: Victory March 13, 2024

Court Again Finds Flathead National Forest Roadbuilding Harms Grizzly Bears and Bull Trout

Forest Service and Fish and Wildlife Service did not lawfully examine impacts to species

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In the News: Inside Climate News April 11, 2024

Western Conservationists and Industry Each Tout Wins in a Pair of Rulings From the Same Court

Alexandra Schluntz, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office: “We really think this should be a wakeup call for the BLM. This case shows that the BLM has a lot of work to do to improve its process for leasing lands to oil and gas development, and improve how it’s analyzing and protecting the environment while it’s making…

View from Deer Mountain Trail in Tongass National Forest, Alaska. (Mark Meyer / U.S. Forest Service)
Update March 19, 2024

We Must Continue to Defend America’s Largest Old-Growth Forest

Earthjustice is in court fighting the state of Alaska and industry representatives as they try to undo the safeguards that keep the Tongass standing.

An old-growth forest in Oregon. (Frances Eatherington)
Press Release December 19, 2023

Biden Administration Announces National Proposal to Protect Old-Growth Forests

Earthjustice applauds proposal that would safeguard old-growth trees from threats like commercial logging; calls on Forest Service also to initiate action to protect mature forests

In the News: Financial Times April 11, 2024

Republican states step up legal threats to Joe Biden’s climate agenda

Sam Sankar, Senior Vice President of Programs: “This is the most right-wing court we’ve seen in almost a century, and that’s emboldening conservative legal activists to swing for the fences with legal claims that would have been laughable just a few years ago. The legal landscape has shifted, and it’s profound.”

Workmen prepare to replace old water pipes with new copper pipes in Newark, New Jersey in 2021. The city replaced nearly all of its 23,000 lead service lines with new copper pipes. (Seth Wenig / AP)
Article March 11, 2024

This Toxic Metal is Still Contaminating Our Drinking Water. Is Change Coming?

Lead-contaminated water continues to plague many U.S. cities and rural areas alike, but a renewed focus by the federal government and state-based efforts offer hope for finally dealing with this nationwide crisis.

An old-growth forest in Oregon. (Frances Eatherington)
Press Release July 20, 2023

More than Half a Million People Call on Forest Service to Protect Mature, Old-growth Forests and Trees

Public comment period concludes today for pathway to rulemaking on how Forest Service manages national forests