US Forest Industry Endorses the Combat Illegal Logging Act 2007
The American Forest & Paper Association (AFPA), the largest forest products industry in the US, today endorses the Lacey Act amendment, entitled "Combat Illegal Logging Act of 2007", which prohibits imports of illegally sourced wood into the United States. The bill, which was introduced by Senator Ron Wyden (Democrat, Oregon) was backed by an unprecedented coalition of conservation, industry and labor groups.
* AF&PA Commends Senate Action Against Illegal Logging (Press Release - 1 August 2007)
* US Introduces Landmark Law in Battle Against Illegal Logging (Environmental Investigation Agency - 3 August 2007)