In an op-ed in today’s Washington Post, Alaska’s congressional delegation — staunch and powerful defenders of the state’s timber industry — criticize the Clinton administration’s latest plan for managing Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. Sen. Frank Murkowski (R), Sen. Ted Stevens (R), and Rep. Don Young (R) say political appointees without appropriate experience overturned a plan that was based on sound science and wrote a new plan without soliciting public comment.