Sunday, January 27, 2008

Now open for logging: Tongass National Forest in the U.S.

An excellent, outrageous, grind-your-teeth article from the Environment News Service documents another outrage by the Bush administration. The Tongass National Forest, a roadless, untouched wilderness in Alaska -- the largest in the U.S. -- is now ready to be chainsawed into toothpicks. This environmental crime won't even raise any revenue for the U.S. government, since roads will be built at public expense for the convenience of loggers. The adminintration seem to have undertaken this crime just for the pleasure of enraging environmentalists.

Photo of Tongass National Forest by Henry Hartley.

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