This is very good news and a nasty if not fatal wound to the Pebble project.
The language is a clear shot across the bow of the EPA. Hopefully, with the election behind us the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will let science rather than politics drive the decision. But if you are following the news you know anything could happen and the administration may decide to flip off the myriad interests who oppose this project.
Hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts have been vocal proponents of conserving Alaska’s roadless treasures. Removing Roadless protections for the Tongass is a bad idea.
Some folks think the current administration will still do the right thing. I’m skeptical, but will be delighted to be proven wrong.
The land, water and wild things that inhabit it don’t get to vote, but you do. There is a clear choice with Joe Biden.
The saying goes something like this, “whiskey’s for drinking and water’s for fighting.” It is typically associated with ownership rights in the west.