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Tongass forest supporters rally in favor of roadless rule

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — About 150 people turned out in Juneau for a rally opposing expanded development in the Tongass National Forest. The Juneau Empire reports the rally Saturday was in support of the 2001 National Roadless Rule. The U.S. Forest Service is developing a state-specific program for the Alaska that could open parts of...

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