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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:55 PM

Court blocks timber sale in Alaska's Tongass Forest

A federal judge blocked what would have been the largest timber sale in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest in decades.

Wednesday’s ruling ends the U.S. Forest Service’s plan to open 37.5 square miles of old growth forest on Prince of Wales Island to commercial logging, CoastAlaska reported.

The ruling by Judge Sharon L. Gleason also stops road construction for the planned 15-year project.

Conservationists had already successfully blocked the federal government’s attempt to clear large amounts of timber for sale without identifying specific areas where logging would have occurred.

Read more: https://www.juneauempire.com/news/court-blocks-timber-sale-in-alaskas-tongass-forest/

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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:17 PM

1. Pure greed.

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