Fight to save Alaska’s big-tree forests

In their dark-of-night tax plan, Republicans reopened the debate over logging old-growth trees that existed before Alaska became a territory, before the United States became a country.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has attached what Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, has called a “poison-pill rider” that rescinds the timber-management plan here in Alaska — the result of years of roundtable work by local tribe members, conservationists, and timber executives.

LINK (via: The Seattle Times)

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