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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Effort to Overturn Tongass National Forest Protections


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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Effort to Overturn Tongass National Forest Protections

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear a last-ditch effort by the State of Alaska to exempt America's largest national forest from a national rule protecting undeveloped, road-free national forest areas from logging and road construction. The State sought to overturn a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that kept the Roadless Area Conservation Rule in effect in the vast Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska.

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