ENVIRONMENT
09/29/2014 08:46 am ET Updated Sep 29, 2014

In Alaska, A Battle To Keep Trees, Or An Industry, Standing

THORNE BAY, Alaska — The Tongass National Forest, a panoply of snow-dusted peaks and braided rivers, slender fjords and more than 5,000 islands draped over a stretch of Pacific coastline, is widely viewed as one of America’s great natural treasures. Under pressure from environmentalists, the Obama administration pledged four years ago to phase out logging of virgin woodlands here.

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