Pro-deforestation Group Calls for Weakening of U.S. Law Against Illegal Logging | WWF

Pro-deforestation Group Calls for Weakening of U.S. Law Against Illegal Logging



Posted on 14 April 2011
From Mongabay.com: World Growth International, a Washington D.C.-based group that sometimes portrays itself as a humanitarian organization, yet consistently pushes policies that favor industrial forestry interests over those of rural communities, has submitted formal comments to the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's (APHIS) review of the implementation of the revised Lacey Act provisions that prohibit trade in illegally logged wood products, including timber and paper. World Growth International calls the 2008 Lacey Act amendments "de facto trade barriers" that impose "costly and burdensome regulations for entry into the US market." Read more...