A review of last night’s meeting of a CBJ Assembly committee that focused on residents’ objections to the USA Patriot Act that was passed by Congress in 2001. Then, attorney Mary Alice McKeen reviews a few of the provisions that some say can lead to the erosion of a citizen’s civil liberties. Related Link: SF Chronicle: FBI Checking Out Americans’ Reading Habits
- The amendment to phase out old-growth logging has been in the works since 2014. It takes effect in 30 days.
- Black carbon, which is produced by burning, can accelerate warming of the atmosphere and melting of glaciers.
- Plans for managing the nation's largest national forest call for changes in timber harvests that one critic says will be "the demise of the timber industry."
- President Obama today issued an executive order creating the “Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area” of 112,300 square miles.