Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles (D) said on Friday his state would sue to try to prevent President Clinton’s road-building ban from applying to the Tongass and Chugach national forests. Knowles contends that the Alaskan forests should be exempted from the ban because management plans recently approved for the forests after an exhaustive fight between the timber industry and enviros didn’t include a halt to road-building. Knowles, in a statement, said that Alaskans “are tired of being double-crossed by the federal government.” Idaho’s governor has also pledged to sue over the road-building ban. In the meantime, more than 1,000 opponents of the ban gathered in protest in Medford, Ore., on Saturday, waving such creative, on-message banners as “Don’t Lewinsky Our Land” and “Don’t Monica Our Mountains.”

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