Watchdog Probes Federal Grant Used To Bolster Alaska’s Timber Industry

Tongass National Forest

Your tax dollars at work.

The Agriculture Department’s inspector general has opened an inquiry into whether the Forest Service broke any rules after federal funds were funneled to a timber industry group trying to lift logging restrictions in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest.

Typically, such grants from the USDA’s State Fire Assistance program go to wildfire prevention and response.

LINK (via: The Washington Post)

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