PETERSBURG-AK Petersburg's city council postponed action on a resolution opposing the federal roadless rule Monday night. The measure raises concerns that the nationwide conservation law is an obstacle to hydro-electric development in Southeast Alaska. However, roadless supporters pointed out that the rule allows exceptions for energy projects. Earlier this month, a federal Judge cited that flexibility when he reinstated the rule for the Tongass National Forest. Petersburg’s councilors decided to do more research and consider a revised measure at their next meeting.
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