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Sen. Cantwell Issues Statement on Trump Administration Plan to Eliminate Protections for Tongass National Forest

Aug 28, 2019 - Targeted News Service

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, issued the following statement on press reports that the Trump administration plans to eliminate long-standing protections from roadless areas of the Tongass National Forest in Alaska:

"Instead of preserving vital salmon habitat and Southeast Alaska's $2 billion commercial fishing and tourism economy, the Trump administration is trying to double down on decades of taxpayer-subsidized old-growth logging in one of our nation's few remaining pristine natural...