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Letter: Don’t lift the Roadless Rule

  • Author: Bill Samuelson
    | Opinion
  • Updated: November 18
  • Published November 18

Gov. Mike Dunleavy and the Trump administration want to stop the Tongass Roadless Rule. If so, the state will lose millions of dollars building roads and maintaining them so the large corporate robber barons can come in and make stumps of our ancient old-growth forests, to sell in Asia for chopsticks, toilet paper and toothpicks.

Why is Alaska always subsidizing major corporate interests? Sen. Lisa Murkowski said all statewide elected Alaska officals want the Roadless Rule gone. Of course they do; large corporations give them war chests and expect something in return. Leave the old growth alone, cut second growth. But the politicians say “Take the money and run, again.”

— Bill Samuelson

Anchorage

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