Biden’s Attack on American Jobs Continues in Alaska, Minnesota

Biden’s Attack on American Jobs Continues in Alaska, Minnesota

January 27, 2023

Earlier this week, the Biden Administration – through the Department of Agriculture – continued its quest to rid America of domestic energy jobs when it reinstated a jobs-killing regulation called a “roadless rule” in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest.

Overriding the wishes of Alaska’s Congressional delegation, the Native people living in the area and many advocates for sound forestry management, the reestablishment of the rule closed off nearly all of the 16.7 million acres from development of any sort. 

Hundreds of current jobs, and thousands of potential ones now await the outcome of pending federal litigation.  However, as damaging as that was to Alaska’s Southeast panhandle, the bigger attack on American energy was coming.

On Thursday, the Department of Interior announced it was placing a 20-year moratorium on development throughout the 225,000 acres in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, which housed the potential for nickel, copper and other metals, which are necessary for “going green”; a stated goal of the Administration. 

In closing the Boundary Waters area – cloaked under Biden’s goal of setting an additional 30 percent of federal lands off-limits for development by 2030 – up to 2,250 jobs are affected, and instead of domestic supplies of those materials, continued reliance on China, Russia and other unfriendly nations will dominate the supply-chain.

Power The Future stands with the workers affected by these disgusting actions, and will continue to advocate for American jobs, American opportunities and a swift reversal of these in the courts.