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The Latest On: Roadless Rule

April 12, 2011 | Article

Republicans Mount A New Assault On Wild Lands

Three mad hatters--Steve Pearce (R-NM), Rob Bishop (R-UT), and Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) are gathering--or trying to gather--cosponsors for what they're callling the Wilderness & Roadless Area Release Act, a law that would open national forest roadless areas and Bureau of Land Management wilderness study areas to development. This would put a bit more than 70 million of wild lands at risk.

March 10, 2011 | Article

Roadless Rule Reinstated on the Tongass National Forest

The Roadless Area Conservation Rule, adopted at the end of the Clinton administration, banned most logging and road-building on the last 58.5 million unspoiled and unprotected acres on the national forests. It was immediately challenged by states, timber companies and other interests in nine lawsuits, one of which is still awaiting final resolution.

January 24, 2011 | Article

Mark Rey, Green Lobbyist?

Thanks to an email from my old friend George Alderson, I nearly dropped my teeth the other day.

April 1, 2010 | Article

Salmon in the Trees

New book explores the ecology of the Tongass National Forest

February 12, 2010 | Case

Tongass Roadless Exemption

Tongass roadless areas are needed to maintain healthy populations of many wildlife species. It is vital for the region's tourism industry, as well as commercial fishing, subsistence, and recreation.

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