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Marlena Sloss | Juneau Empire File
The Tongass National Forest is seen on Mount Jumbo in August 2013. The 9th Circuit Court on Wednesday overturned the Tongass National Forest's exemption to the Roadless Rule.

Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned

The Tongass will be roadless once more.
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court today upheld a lower court ruling 6-5 that overturned the Tongass National Forest's exemption to the President George W.

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