PBS NewsHour

The potential impact of logging in Tongass National Forest

Clip: 09/25/2020 | 5m 40s Video has closed captioning.

During his first term, President Trump has rolled back or weakened more than 100 environmental regulations. On Friday, his administration moved to open up the country’s largest national forest for development. Alaska’s Tongass National Forest has been called “America’s Amazon,” and it absorbs about 8 percent of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. Amna Nawaz talks to The New York Times’ Coral Davenport.

Aired: 09/25/20

Rating: NR

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