Bloomberg Law
Oct. 18, 2019, 7:28 PM

Tongass Plan Outlines Roadless Benefits, Calls for Dropping Them

Bobby Magill
Bobby Magill

Roadless areas in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest provide a plethora of “long-term life support benefits to society as a whole,” but logging should still be allowed in all those areas, the U.S. Forest Service said in a draft plan.

The best use of Tongass is to open more than 9 million acres of some of North America’s most carbon-dense forests to loggers and new roads, according to a draft environmental impact statement that exempts the entire forest from the 2001 Roadless Rule. The Trump administration justified the move as a way to spur the logging industry and create jobs.

The ...

Learn more about Bloomberg Law or Log In to keep reading:

Learn About Bloomberg Law

AI-powered legal analytics, workflow tools and premium legal & business news.

Already a subscriber?

Log in to keep reading or access research tools.