The Latest On: The Wild
Sam Sankar, Senior VP of Programs, Earthjustice: "We've been protecting the Tongass for many years. We've done it through James Watt, we've done it through Republican administrations, and we've done it through hostile Supreme Courts. There's never been a strong economic argument for logging, and neither has there been a strong biological or cultural argument. And we're confident we'll continue to prevail in the courts."
Trump To Strip Protections From Tongass National Forest, One Of The Biggest Intact Temperate Rainforests
Eric Jorgenson, Managing Attorney, Alaska Office, Earthjustice: “Years ago, a previous administration tried to eliminate the essential protection the roadless rule provides on the Tongass and the courts rejected the attempt. Today’s effort is no better justified and we believe it will meet a similar fate.”
Fishing, Conservation Groups Take Step to Renew Legal Challenge to Columbia-Snake Hydropower Operations
Abigail Dillen, President of Earthjustice: "The Trump Administration has been so lawless that even Trump-appointed judges have been stepping up to check abuse. Over the last four years, the lost opportunity for progress has been huge. But litigation by public-interest lawyers and progressive states has been extraordinarily successful in limiting the damage."