Judge Blasts Feds on Logging Plan in The Tongass

Photo: Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. Mark Brennan via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) 

A federal judge handed a logging project proposed for the Alaskan wilderness a major setback, finding the environmental impact studies for the project were inadequate and cannot be saved.

In her 14-page ruling, Judge Sharon Gleason found the U.S. Forest Service’s errors weigh heavily toward a full cancellation of the project.

The initial proposal for the national forest on Alaska’s Prince of Wales Island would have rolled back federal protections and designated roughly 185,000 acres suitable for timber production.

LINK (via: Courthouse News)

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