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Alaska tribes say agency ignored Tongass exemption request

 

October 22, 2020



JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. government ignored the requests of some Alaska Native groups to uphold national Roadless Rule restrictions in the Tongass National Forest, tribal officials said.

The U.S. Forest Service recommended lifting the rule completely and is expected to make the decision official before the end of October, CoastAlaska reported Friday.

The agency started a 30-day clock last month to completely exempt Tongass National Forest from the 2001 regulation.

“It's just another broken promise to tribes as far as we're concerned,” Hoonah Indian Association Administrator Bob...



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