Amnesty for Illegal Rainforest Loggers Moves Forward in Brazil | WWF

Amnesty for Illegal Rainforest Loggers Moves Forward in Brazil



Posted on 25 May 2011
From Mongabay.com: A controversial bill environmentalists say could increase deforestation in the Amazon rainforest moved a step forward to becoming law in Brazil after winning approval in Brazil's lower house of Congress. The measure, which has been hotly debated for months, next goes to the Senate where it is expected to pass, before heading to President Dilma Rousseff, who has vowed to veto any bill that grants amnesty for illegal deforestation. The bill includes such a measure, although it could be subject to change before a final decision by the president. Read more...