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To the Editor

 

November 28, 2019

The roadless rule should

remain intact

To the Editor:

The proposed Tongass exemption from the 2001 Roadless Rule is for the singular purpose of accessing the last bastions of high volume old growth timber, which will be largely exported in the round. If approved, this would be at great cost to taxpayers, and at great profit to Viking Lumber of Klawock and Alcan/Transpac Group of Vancouver, BC-both timber exporters.

A recent report by Taxpayers for Common Sense, concluded that between 1999-2018, the Forest Service lost $600 million through its Tongass timber program or roughly $30 million...



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