DEC investigating Tonka sale site

 

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is investigating the actions of the U.S. Forest Service related to Tonka Timber Sale during log transfer at Alexander Bay. The investigation came about after the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council raised issues with the use of the area, known as the “Pothole.”

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has notified the Forest Service of an investigation into allegations of misrepresented and omitted pertinent information from its application for permission to store logs from the Tonka Timber Sale during log transfer to Klawock. 

DEC’s letter requires the Forest Service to respond in writing by Dec. 19 and was prompted by a request by Earthjustice, an environmental law firm on behalf of its client, the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council in early October.

“We strongly support the actions DEC’s has taken to protect the credibility...



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