Alaska News Nightly: Friday, November 19, 2021

A path leads through a dense forest.
The Tongass National Forest is the largest temperate rainforest in the country. With exceptions, the Clinton-era Roadless Rule restricted road building and industrial activity in around 55% of the national forest. Advocates for its repeal said it posed unnecessary hurdles to development projects, like logging, mining, and renewable energy (Erin McKinstry/KCAW)

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

The Biden Administration moves forward with restoring the roadless rule for the Tongass. Also, Dillingham students cheer a decision on place names from the Interior Secretary. And rough water and frozen spray turns around a ferry bound for Skagway.

Reports tonight from:

Jacob Resneck in Juneau
Lex Treinen in Anchorage
Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C.
Mike Swasey in Skagway
Dan Bross in Fairbanks
Angela Denning in Petersburg
and Sage Smiley in Wrangell

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, produced by Annie Feidt, with audio engineering by Toben Shelby.

Casey Grove is host of Alaska News Nightly, a general assignment reporter and an editor at Alaska Public Media. Reach him at Read more about Casey here

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