PLEASE HELP THE FOREST!
- America's last great temperate rainforest -- Alaska's
Tongass National Forest -- is once again under assault
from the timber industry and its allies. The Bush administration
has recommended that more than 9 million acres -- more
than one-half -- of this spectacular old growth forest
receive absolutely no protection whatsoever, opening
the doors wide for big timber and mining interests
who want to exploit this national treasure.
A New York Times editorial called the Bush administration
proposal "an insult".
With more than 30 timber sales moving forward in the
Tongass, we need you to take action now! The Forest
Service has asked for public comment on the plan. All
you need to do is reply to this message to tell the
Forest Service that you want this area protected.
You can take action on this alert either via email
(please see directions below) or via the web at: