The Alaska Rainforest Defenders have submitted scoping comments for the proposed USDA Forest Service Alaska Roadless Rulemaking process. We urged the USFS to select the No-Action alternative, and to immediately terminate the rulemaking process.
The decision was already made before the “Roadless Rule Process” even started. The onslaught against our nations public lands and the environment had reached my town and there wasn’t a damn thing I could do about it.
Alaska Rainforest Defenders urges individuals to submit written scoping comments and attend Open Houses being held this week for the proposed Central Tongass Project (CTP) and ask—above all—that the timber component of the project be eliminated.
Ingrained in the psyche of many western legislators, including Alaska’s Congressional delegation, is the notion that federal regulations are too strict. If they could be circumvented by conveying Tongass National Forest lands to private interests or the state, industry would gain unfettered access to Tongass resources.