Tell Congress: Don’t destroy America’s largest national forest | CREDO Action

Inside America’s largest national forest, the trees are older than the United States itself, dating over 1000 years, but these ancient trees of the Tongass National Forest in Alaska could be all but decimated if Donald Trump, Republicans in Congress and the logging industry get their way.

For years, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski – who some have called the “#1 anti-public land lawmaker” – has been pushing to substantially increase old-growth timber harvesting in much of the Tongass’ 17 million acres, which would jeopardize natural habitats, infringe on indigenous rights and put an entire ecosystem at risk.1

Senate Democrats recently defeated a provision snuck into a government funding bill that would have opened up the Tongass for more logging, but Sen. Murkowski is not done fighting for short-term industry profits over the health of Alaska’s wilderness.2 We must act now to prevent future attacks on the Tongass and protect this important national forest.

via Tell Congress: Don’t destroy America’s largest national forest | CREDO Action

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