Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska Congressman Don Young fully supports the Alaska specific Roadless Rule for the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska, but he knows full well that its fate will depend on next month's national elections.
He said on Action Line that a Biden Administration would overturn such a decision.
Young believes a change in the rule will open up the Tongass and provide opportunities to develop hydroelectric power and mining.
The U. S. Forest Service has issued a final environmental impact statement that is pending review by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.
The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council says it would pursue court action and changes in Congress if the change is made.