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Biden bans roads, logging in Alaska’s Tongass
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Biden bans roads, logging in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service rule restricts development on more than nine million acres in North America’s largest temperate rainforest, reversing a Trump decision.
What is a tree worth?

What is a tree worth?

The Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska is home to some of the oldest trees in the country. For decades, they were felled indiscriminately for lumber. Will the remaining trees be protected?
Biden officials to propose restoring roadless rule on Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

Biden officials to propose restoring roadless rule on Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Friday will propose restoring roadless protections on more than 9 million acres of the Tongass National Forest in Alaska, a move that would overturn one of Donald Trump’s most significant changes to public lands.
Biden to restore protections for Tongass National Forest in Alaska
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Biden to restore protections for Tongass National Forest in Alaska

Former President Donald J. Trump invited mining and logging to a vast wilderness of bald eagles, black bears and 800-year-old trees. President Biden is reversing course.
Biden plans to restore protections to Tongass National Forest stripped under Trump
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Biden plans to restore protections to Tongass National Forest stripped under Trump

The administration says it will “repeal or replace” the rule that opened up more than half of Tongass National Forest to logging.
Biden to overturn Trump rule allowing roads in Tongass National Forest
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Biden to overturn Trump rule allowing roads in Tongass National Forest

The Trump rule was part of Republican efforts to expand logging operations in the forest.
On U.S. public lands, can Biden undo what Trump has wrought?
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On U.S. public lands, can Biden undo what Trump has wrought?

President Joe Biden has an ambitious public lands agenda, vowing to ban new oil and gas drilling on federal territory and restore protections. But because of rules changes and a conservative court makeover, reversing the Trump legacy will not be easy.

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