On Tuesday, Taxpayers for Common Sense sent the letter below to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) outlining our concerns about any impending proposal to exempt the Tongass National Forest in Alaska from the 2001 Roadless Rule. An exemption would likely lead to more timber sales in the country’s largest national forest, which our recent report found have cost taxpayers roughly $600 million since 1999. We urged OIRA to consider how an exemption might further taxpayer losses from Tongass timber sales and to conduct a thorough cost-benefit analysis for any forthcoming proposal. The full text of the letter is available below:
Read the letter below or download it here.