Tongass (Dec 16) & Nat’l Petroleum Reserve (Jan 21st) public comment deadlines

1) Alaska Roadless Rulemaking #54511
Special Areas; Roadless Area Conservation; National Forest System Lands in Alaska
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/17/2019-22638/special-areas-roadless-area-conservation-national-forest-system-lands-in-alaska

Joint Statement…
Trump Administration Paves Way for Old-growth Clearcutting in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest
https://www.wecaninternational.org/PressReleases/Trump-Administration-Paves-Way-for-Old-growth-Clearcutting-in-Alaska%E2%80%99s-Tongass-National-Forest

  Last Stands Action Alert
https://www.laststands.org/blog/2019/10/15/we-cant-let-the-us-forest-service-do-this

Senator Murkowski: The Roadless Rule is Working for Southeast Alaska
https://www.laststands.org/blog/2019/10/3/qn80rklrxsghqg9nagkuib4nuearp4

Trump Administration Paves Way for Old-growth Clearcutting in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest
https://earthjustice.org/news/press/2019/trump-administration-paves-way-for-old-growth-clearcutting-in-alaska-tongass-national-forest

EarthJustice’s action alert
https://bit.ly/38fpl1h

NRDC’s page…
https://www.nrdc.org/experts/nrdc/another-forest-time-alaskas-tongass-may-be-destroyed-all-profit

Forest Service Ignores Ecology and Economics in Environmental Impact Statement
Document reveals unsustainable focus on old-growth logging in the Tongass National Forest.
https://ak.audubon.org/press-release/forest-service-ignores-ecology-and-economics-environmental-impact-statement

WECAN action alert & links
https://myemail.constantcontact.com/ACTION-ALERT—Protect-the-Tongass–Defend-our-Climate–Support-Indigenous-and-Local-Communities.html?soid=1107842219773&aid=Sc10WK_8KgU

‘We depend on the Tongass’: Alaskans fight to save US’s largest national forest
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/12/alaska-tongass-national-forest-environmental-protections-climate-crisis

Why I Support the Roadless Rule…
http://www.sitkawild.org/why_i_support_the_roadless_rule_with_marcel_laperriere

Three Things You Need to Know about the Roadless Rule:
http://www.conservationalliance.com/attack-national-forests-wonky-one/

When Old Growth Ends (Video and Info)
https://forthewild.world/when-old-growth-ends

2) DOI-BLM-AK-R000-2019-0001-EIS (National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska Integrated Activity Plan)
https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/eplanning/planAndProjectSite.do?methodName=dispatchToPatternPage&currentPageId=174096

Related: https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/projects/nepa/117408/20008683/250010219/Volume_1_Draft_EIS.pdf
https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/eplanning/comments/commentSubmission.do?commentPeriodId=8000481
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/11/25/2019-25513/notice-of-availability-of-the-national-petroleum-reserve-in-alaska-integrated-activity-plan-draft

Concerns voiced over proposed NPR-A regulation changes
New plan would apply for all future BLM lease sales in the reserve
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/12/01/concerns-voiced-over-proposed-npr-a-regulation-changes/

Joint Statement with contacts info…
BLM moves to gut protected areas in NPRA and Western Arctic
Proposed management plan would gut protections
for the largest Arctic lake in the United States and other Special Areas
https://ak.audubon.org/press-release/blm-moves-gut-protected-areas-npra-and-western-arctic

ConocoPhillips leads charge in North Slope oil revival
https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060107147

Environmental & Energy Law Program page…
https://eelp.law.harvard.edu/2018/12/national-petroleum-reserve-oil-and-gas-development/

The Department of Homeland Security separated thousands of migrant families under its “zero tolerance” policy despite knowing that it lacked the information technology to record and track the migrants, according to a blistering report by an internal government watchdog released Wednesday.

The report also revealed for the first time that border officials planned to separate five times as many children than it did in 2018.
Richard Gonzales in “New (DHS) Report: U.S. Lacked Technology To Account For Separated Families
https://www.npr.org/2019/11/27/783513721/new-report-says-u-s-lacked-technology-to-account-for-separated-families

Question: How is this not kidnapping?
O’Malley tears into former schoolmate Ken Cuccinelli, says caging children “not what we were taught by Jesuits” https://bit.ly/34BOAZA

Some predictable folks criticized @MartinOMalley for confronting @KenCuccinelli. Said he wasn’t “civil.” I’ll tell you what’s not “civil”. Ripping children away from their parents & putting them in cages, denying entry to refugees & asylum-seekers, & threatening #Dreamers. – James Zogby
https://twitter.com/jjz1600/status/1200421558340198400

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