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White House Allows Logging Roads in Tongass Forest

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White House Allows Logging Roads in Tongass Forest

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White House Allows Logging Roads in Tongass Forest

White House Allows Logging Roads in Tongass Forest

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The Bush administration declares a portion of the Tongass National Forest in Alaska exempt from federal "roadless forest" rules. Environmentalists warn that some 300,000 acres would be opened for logging as a result. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Robert McClure of The Seattle-Post Intelligencer.

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