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The Alaskan Tongass forest is a mystical place that's home to babbling brooks and precious animal habitats. It's one of the few untouched parts of nature that should remain wild and free of development. But the Sealaska Native Corporation, a private institution, is threatening to take ownership of close to 70,000 acres of the Tongass. If this happens, Sealaska will be free to do what it pleases with the land.

The Southeast Alaska Native Land Entitlement Finalization Act (S. 881), if passed, would grant this land to the Sealaska Native Corporation. Write to the chairman of the United States committee on Energy and Natural Resources voicing your opposition to S. 881. We can't afford to privatize the Tongass and risk losing one of the most pristine forests left.

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Dear Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Ron Wyden:

I am writing to voice my concern over The Southeast Alaska Native Land Entitlement Finalization Act (S. 881), and its possible implications for the future of the Tongass forest. If passed, S. 881 would grant 70,000 acres of the Tongass to the Sealaska Native Corporation. We need to keep this land public so that no private institution has the ability to interfere with its animal habitats, plant growth, and pristine water bodies.

The Tongass forest is just one of few national parks that is still untouched by modern industry or human development. Putting it into the hands of a private corporation would threaten the future well-being of the forest and the life that inhabits it.

Please oppose S. 881 and encourage your colleagues to do the same. We need to take steps toward preserving the precious flora and fauna we have left on this planet.

Thanks for your time.

Petition Signatures

Apr 23, 2018 Lorraine Andersen
Apr 14, 2018 Suzanne Levi
Apr 10, 2018 Brian Reynolds
Apr 9, 2018 Shawnda Drennen-Schwartz
Apr 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 6, 2018 Jenny See
Apr 6, 2018 G. Tompkins
Apr 5, 2018 Mariah Oyondi
Apr 5, 2018 Maureen Wheeler
Apr 5, 2018 Marianne Cresci
Apr 5, 2018 Barbara Tomlinson
Apr 5, 2018 Susan Martin Do not sell this important pristine land to the highest bidder. Have some morals for a change and stop being so greedy!
Apr 5, 2018 Michael Pierce
Apr 2, 2018 Kathleen Metevier-Rizza
Apr 2, 2018 Norma Morgan
Apr 1, 2018 Maritza Cabezas
Mar 31, 2018 Mary Smith
Mar 28, 2018 Leanne Keane
Mar 27, 2018 Jennifer Romans
Mar 27, 2018 Janis Higgins
Mar 27, 2018 F Meleca
Mar 27, 2018 Carol Anne Conway
Mar 27, 2018 Wayne Conway
Mar 27, 2018 Susan Conway
Mar 27, 2018 Sandy Loney
Mar 27, 2018 Angelita Ritz
Mar 26, 2018 tore boissonneau
Mar 26, 2018 Susan Chandler Stanley
Mar 26, 2018 Arthur Seligman
Mar 26, 2018 Kate Ravenstein
Mar 25, 2018 Erin Sackmann
Mar 25, 2018 Dolores O'Connor
Mar 25, 2018 Jan Allen
Mar 24, 2018 Barbara Costanzo
Mar 22, 2018 Peggy Foley
Mar 22, 2018 Tim Eaton
Mar 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2018 annah jetha
Mar 21, 2018 Paula Vasconcelos
Mar 21, 2018 deb conley
Mar 20, 2018 Patricia Lewis
Mar 20, 2018 Lesley Adamson
Mar 19, 2018 Kristen Witt
Mar 19, 2018 Nicole Hadjieva
Mar 19, 2018 Brenda Laurin
Mar 19, 2018 Richard Rheder
Mar 18, 2018 Yvonne Tota
Mar 17, 2018 Birgit Conlen
Mar 17, 2018 Martha Vest

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