For the first time in more than a decade, the Democrats will now control both the White House and the U.S. House and Senate, a dramatic and momentous change in the political landscape.
As the political winds shift blue, they will certainly rustle the green boughs of the old-growth trees of the Tongass, and in our favor, we hope, after playing defense for the past four years.
Join us at noon Alaska Time, Jan. 21, the day after Inauguration Day, for our webinar “Blue Congress, Green Tongass” about how the incoming Biden administration, the 117th Congress and this power shift could affect the Tongass National Forest.
SEACC Executive Director Meredith Trainor will host a conversation with featured guest Leah Donahey, Legislative Director for the Alaska Wilderness League. As a lobbyist based in Washington, D.C., Leah will give us a behind-the-scenes look at the political shift in the capital and new opportunities for legislation that could enshrine Roadless Rule protections for the Tongass forever.