Tongass National Forest

Forest Service substantially weighed the ‘state’s preferences’ in Roadless Rule decision

by Elizabeth Jenkins, Alaska's Energy Desk
- The agency said a Roadless Rule exemption would allow more “flexibility” in how the nation’s largest national forest is managed. 

Trump to pick former Alaska oil industry attorney for federal judgeship

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Joshua Kindred, a former oil industry attorney, is Trump's pick for new U.S. District Court judge for Alaska.
Donlin runway and camp site in summer 2014. (Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK)

Mountain Village corporation wants vote on Donlin mine

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Azachorok’s president, Loren Peterson, says its resolution isn’t a stance on the mine, but it would give shareholders a chance to decide if they want it.
A sign marks a trail up Bokan Mountain on Prince of Wales Island.

Dunleavy wants White House to consider fast-tracking Prince of Wales rare earth mine

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The rock under Bokan Mountain is chock-full of raw materials used to make all kinds of high-tech products: flat panel TVs, electric vehicles, smartphones, missile guidance systems and more.
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a news conference at his Anchorage office on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019.

AFN convention highlights Native groups’ tension with Alaska Gov. Dunleavy as recall effort looms

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Will Gov. Dunleavy find a way to repair his relationship with AFN and other Native groups before the courts decide if the recall campaign can move forward?
The Tongass National Forest near Wrangell, Alaska, 2016.

After months of speculation, Forest Service recommends lifting Roadless Rule for the Tongass

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U.S. Forest Service is seeking a full exemption of the Roadless Rule for the Tongass National Forest in Alaska.