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Cooper-Blackburn bill seeks exemptions for illegal wood imports

Date : 5th November 2011, Source : Mongabay



A proposed bill would gut the Lacey Act, undermining an amendment that bans import of illegally logging forest products, says a coalition of environmentalists and woodworkers in a letter addressed to members of Congress. The bill, introduced last month by Jim Cooper, Marsha Blackburn, and Mary Bono Mack, would grant an exemption to pulp and paper importers from Lacey Act requirements, while reducing fines for non-compliance to a pittance for "first time" offenders no matter the size of the infraction.

http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1105-cooper-blackburn.html





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