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The federal government plans to ban road building and logging in 9 million acres of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, reinstating a set of restrictions. world’s largest The remaining temperate rainforest that the Trump administration removed.

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The US Department of Agriculture will propose a road building and logging ban covering the nation’s largest national forest, it said in a statement. Businesshala Thursday (the decision was first reported by) Washington Post,

The agency plans to issue a rule change next week, which will last a month public comment process before the new policy comes into force.

This move will overturn the Trump administration last year’s verdict To exempt the Tongass National Forest from the federal government’s 2001 “roadless rule”, which Most of the road construction banned and is penetrating more than 58 million acres of national forest land.

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