US will revisit Trump-era decision for Alaska rainforest
June 17, 2021
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The federal government announced plans Friday to “repeal or replace” a decision by the Trump administration last fall to lift restrictions on logging and road building in a southeast Alaska rainforest that provides habitat for wolves, bears and salmon.
Conservationists cheered the announcement as a positive step. Republican Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy criticized it and vowed to use “every tool available to push back.”
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s plans were announced on a federal regulatory site with little detail. They were described as consistent wi...