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Legislation Leaves Future of World's Largest Temperate Rainforest Up in the Air

Environment  (tags: ecosystems, world, green, forests, conservation, environment )

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Although unlikely to pass anytime in the near term, recurring legislation that would hand over 80,000 acres of the Tongass Rainforest to a Native-owned logging corporation has put local communities on guard in Southeast Alaska.

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P A (117)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 12:06 am
An excellent article - and I tried to give Pam W a star - sorry Pam but the computer wouldn't let me yet! I agree entirely - start thinking about tourism and PRESERVE the old growth forest and sacred sites as THEY CANNOT BE REPLACED - how on earth can some ..... official..... approve logging on a sacred site - how would they like it if the Native Americans occupied his 'sacred site' - ie his bank!

Green star Cal - and thanks Philip!

Carrie H (135)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 10:35 pm
YOu had better say NO real loud it will pass soon their are big bucks behind sea Alaska and they will rape the land just like they do with the rest of their loging. Loging is the plan. Don't ever buy into the eco toursium

Robert O (12)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 1:56 am
Thanks Cal.

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 4:13 am
Sadly noted.

Cheryl B (64)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 5:17 am

Cheryl B (64)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 5:17 am
scary that it would even come up for a vote

Karen R (87)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 6:46 am
say NO

Jill M (6)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 9:13 am
Noted. Unspeakably beautiful. Preserve @ all costs!

Colleen L (3)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 1:52 pm
They shouldn't even be thinking of voting on this issue. Maybe with their minds on their happy holiday vacations, they will forget about it and leave things alone. Thanks Cal

Eternal Gardener (745)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 3:27 pm
Why do we continue to let IDIOTS rule the world... they do not have any right!

Talya H (10)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 4:02 pm
What are we leaving for our kids?!

Fran F (118)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 4:10 pm
"The legislation privatizes a public resource. It takes land that belongs to all of us, and that all of us have a say in the use and management of, and it gives that land to a private for-profit corporation." *And* the legislation rapes the ecosystem, increasing global warming. We need laws to protect the commons against the corporatocracy.

greenplanet e (155)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 7:36 pm
Clear-cutting should be illegal!

Is there some way of enjoying a forest that doesn't involve chopping, hunting and fishing?

Shirley B (5)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 7:43 pm
One can only hope this doesn't happen. It is a travesty. We need more places like this if we are to have a decent planet.

David C (131)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 7:53 pm
not yeah, lets hope logging never occurs here....

R T (14)
Friday November 30, 2012, 1:02 am
A sad reflection on the owners of Sealake. One has come to expect the biggest opposition to destruction of the environment to come from the natives living in these pristine areas. This is just another reminder of the power of greed.

Michael B (43)
Friday November 30, 2012, 11:38 am
Noted. Thanks for sharing.

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Friday November 30, 2012, 2:09 pm
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