Court Reinstate Tongass Roadless Rule Exemption

first_imgA federal appeals court issued an opinion today saying the roadless rule should not apply to Alaska’s Tongass National Forest.Download AudioThe Tongass National Forest could resume allowing logging in roadless areas under a court ruling. But it won’t happen immediately — or at all. (U.S. Forest Service Image)The rule was enacted nationwide more than a decade ago. It prohibits logging and other industrial activity in national forest lands without roads.The Tongass forest, the nation’s largest, was later granted an exemption. That was struck down three years ago in U.S. District Court and the rule was re-imposed.The Forest Service did not appeal that decision, but the state of Alaska did. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals granted its request. (Read the decision.)Tom Lenhart is the state attorney involved in the case.“Removal of the roadless rule won’t in and of itself increase timber harvests or mining or anything like that. But it will take down the barriers that are preventing some things from happening,” he says.The 9th Circuit Court’s decision does not immediately lift the rule. It sent the case back to the lower court to decide whether additional environmental review is needed.Buck Lindekugel is attorney for the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council. It’s one of a dozen groups that sued to bring back the roadless rule.“The reality is the decision does not immediately reinstate the Tongass exemption. And the Forest Service’s actions have shown it has no desire to go back to the damage, expense and controversy associated with roadless area logging on the Tongass,” he says.Forest Service officials referred calls about the ruling to the Department of Justice. The staffer handling the issue could not be reached for comment by this report’s deadline.Plaintiff’s attorney Tom Waldo of Earthjustice says the decision won’t change much. That’s because the Forest Service is already moving away from the type of timber sales the roadless exemption allows.“I think that’s where the future direction of the policy debate is going to lie, rather than trying to turn the clock back in time to fight the battle of the 1990s over whether we should be logging in roadless areas of old growth on the Tongass,” he says.The state has a different view.“We’re hoping the Forest Service will meet its obligations to seek to meet timber demand. And we feel that some sale from roadless areas is necessary to do that. I’m sure the state will continue to use every means available to encourage the Forest Service to take actions that will further a certain level of development,” says attorney Tom Lenhart.The state, the timber industry and other development groups have been pressuring the Forest Service to allow more logging.That includes a proposal for the federal government to turn over or sell some Tongass lands.last_img read more

US and Europe Polyphenol Market Revenue Projected to Reach 584907 Million

first_imgU.S. and Europe Polyphenol Market: Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018 – 2025, The U.S. and Europe polyphenol market is projected to reach $584,907 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 5.0% and a market volume of 17,892 tons, with a CAGR of 7.7% from 2018 to 2025. The grape seed segment dominated the U.S. and Europe polyphenol market and is expected to exhibit a steady growth rate during the forecast period.Increase in applications of polyphenols in functional beverages, functional foods, and dietary supplements is expected to fuel the market growth in future. Moreover, the rise in demand for polyphenols in cosmetics and as coloring agents is also expected to drive the growth of the market. The preference of polyphenols extracted from herbal products has increased over the years as they have no side effects. Manufacturers have been engaged in improving the product portfolio in terms of functional characteristics and offering the same at competitive prices to gain edge over the competitors. This increase in preference majorly drives the growth of the U.S and Europe polyphenol industry.Download Request Sample @ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/5132The grapeseed was a dominant segment in 2017. The leaves and seeds of grape are used for the treatment of different diseases since the ancient time. Grape seed extract is used as a remedy for a number of health conditions due to the presence of anti-oxidant polyphenols and high macro and micro nutritional value. The grape seed extract experiences growth due to its antioxidant and antiaging properties along with the increase in demand from personal care and skin care market.The functional beverage segment was the highest contributor to the U.S. and Europe polyphenols market and is estimated to grow at a notable CAGR from 2018 to 2025. The steady growth is attributed to the increase in adoption of plant based diet as well as convenience and high nutritional content of functional beverages of the traditional beverages.In 2017, Europe dominated the market rise in knowledge about health and adoption of convenient sources of nutrition resulting in increased usage of supplements, functional food, and beverages, which drives the market for polyphenol in Europe. However, the U.S. market is expected to grow at a higher CAGR owing to the growth in preference of functional and herbal products among the population in the U.S.Top Key Players are: Amax NutraSource, Inc., Cargill Inc., Koninklijke Dsm N.V., Futureceuticals, Inc., Glanbia Nutritionals, Inc., NOF America Corporation, Naturex S.A., Indena S.P.A., Swanson Health Products, and Berkem.Key findings of the studyIn 2017, Europe polyphenol market share was the highest in terms of market value, growing at a CAGR of 4.9% from 2018 to 2025.In 2017, the grapeseed segment was the largest contributor to the market in terms of value, and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% from 2018 to 2025.In 2017, passion fruit was the fastest growing segment in the polyphenol market valued at $3,276 and growing at a CAGR of 6.7%.In 2017, the functional beverages segment was the largest contributor to the market in terms of value, and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2018 to 2025.In 2017, the U.S. was a prominent contributor to the polyphenol market, and is anticipated to grow at the CAGR of 5.2% through the forecast period.Get a purchase enquiry @ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/5132About Us:Allied Market Research, a market research and advisory company of Allied Analytics LLP, provides business insights and market research reports to large as well as small & medium enterprises. The company assists its clients to strategize business policies and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.Allied Market Research provides one stop solution from the beginning of data collection to investment advice. The analysts at Allied Market Research dig out factors that help clients to understand the significance and impact of market dynamics. The company amplies client’s insight on the factors, such as strategies, future estimations, growth or fall forecasting, opportunity analysis, and consumer surveys among others. As follows, the company offers consistent business intelligent support to aid the clients to turn into prominent business firm.Contact:David Correa5933 NE Win Sivers Drive#205, Portland, OR 97220United StatesToll Free (USA/Canada):+1-800-792-5285, +1-503-894-6022, +1-503-446-1141UK: +44-845-528-1300Hong Kong: +852-301-84916India (Pune): +91-20-66346060Fax: +1⟨855⟩550-5975help@alliedmarketresearch.comWeb: www.alliedmarketresearch.comlast_img read more