Trump pushes to allow new logging in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

Mango Mussolini sets his sites on the Tongass, America’s salmon forest. 40 percent of wild salmon that make their way down the West Coast spawn in the Tongass:

President Trump has instructed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to exempt Alaska’s 16.7-million-acre Tongass National Forest from logging restrictions imposed nearly 20 years ago, according to three people briefed on the issue, after privately discussing the matter with the state’s governor aboard Air Force One.

The move would affect more than half of the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest, opening it to potential logging, energy and mining projects. It would undercut a sweeping Clinton administration policy known as the “roadless rule,” which has survived a decades-long legal assault.

LINK (via: The Washington Post)

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