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Trump Admin Proposes Opening Up Tongass National Forest to Logging

HeadlineOct 17, 2019

The Trump administration has proposed opening up millions of acres of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest to logging — a move environmental activists say threatens the largest intact temperate rainforest in North America. On Tuesday, Trump told federal officials to reverse long-standing protections against tree cutting in the area. Critics say logging would threaten not only the ecosystem, but also the forest’s profitable salmon fishery and tourism industries.

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