August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Indigenous Women: Protect the Tongass National Forest in Alaska

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Indigenous Women Respond to U.S. Forest Service Plans to Gut Protections on The Tongass National Forest in Alaska

By Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International
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SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, California – With wildfires blazing in the Amazon Rainforest and across western states in the U.S.— and the climate crisis and environmental degradation ever escalating— efforts to repeal environmental protections continue to expand globally. Currently, the United States Forest Service (USFS) is intensifying plans to roll back long-standing protections against logging and road-building in the Tongass National Forest in Alaska. Today, the USFS announced a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and moved one step closer to exempting the Tongass, known as the nation’s “climate forest,” from the hard-fought for National Roadless Rule.