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“I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues…”⁣⁣— The Lorax, Dr. Seuss⁣⁣Considered by some as “America’s Amazon,” the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska is the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world and the largest national forest in the US. Its old-growth trees, some of which are 400-500 years old, play a key role in sequestering carbon emissions by absorbing 8% of all carbon captured by National Forest lands in our country.⁣⁣These same trees are currently threatened by a dangerous piece of legislation on the table by our current administration that would remove their protections and open them up to logging. Clear-cut a forest like this, and all that carbon they’ve been sequestering for hundreds of years will be released back into the atmosphere.⁣⁣Now, more than ever, we need to keep these forests and roadless areas untouched, as they are truly the lungs of the planet. ⁣⁣Now is our chance to speak up for them. Please join me in signing the petition in my bio calling for their continued protection by no later than TOMORROW. Let’s not allow another one of our national treasures be destroyed by short-sided greed. Photo: not the Tongass, but a beautiful forest in the Canadian Rockies. @u.s.forestservice @wildernesssociety @outdooralliance #AnswerWithAction

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