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Greenpeace catches Tony Blair trashing the worlds rainforests again

Date : 13th July 2006, Source : Greenpeace

Greenpeace has taken action to expose the use of illegal and destructively logged timber on yet another Government building site. Despite years of promises by Tony Blair to only use legal and sustainable timber, Greenpeace has found illegal rainforest timber on a Government building project for the third time in four years.

New Greenpeace research has revealed that the refurbishment of Admiralty Arch, home to both the Cabinet Office and the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit, is using tropical plywood as hoardings around the site. This plywood contains timber sourced from the rainforests of Papua New Guinea, where ruthless 'robber barons' are plundering the rainforest with impunity - their crimes ranging from illegal logging, to corruption, torture and rape.

In 2002 Greenpeace exposed the Government for using illegal and destructively logged African rainforest timber in the refurbishment of the Cabinet Office in Whitehall and again in 2003 we exposed its use of Indonesian rainforest plywood in the construction of the new Home Office in Westminster.

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