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Alaska sues Biden over protections for Tongass National Forest

Posted on AllSides September 8th, 2023
From The Center
Hall Anderson/Ketchikan Daily News via AP, File

The state of Alaska is suing the Biden administration over its decision to reinstate protections from logging for a national forest in the state. 

The Biden administration restored the protections on more than 9 million acres that were rolled back under the Trump administration in January, citing biodiversity and climate change in its reasoning.

On Friday, Alaska officials announced that they would challenge that decision in order to protect economic development in their state. 

“Alaskans deserve access to the resources that the Tongass provides — jobs, renewable energy resources, and...

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