U.S. Senate passes Illegal Logging Act.
The act amends the Lacey Act, which currently regulates fish, wildlife and certain plants, to also prohibit the import, sate or trade of illegally-harvested wood products. The bill now moves to a conference committee to iron out the differences between the Senate and House versions of the legislation.
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), who introduced the Illegal Logging Act, said, "This legislation addresses an illegal logging crisis. Oregon workers and communities are threatened when American companies are forced to compete with illegal foreign imports. Stopping the importation of illegal timber helps protect the environment, supports living wage jobs and levels the playing field for American manufacturers."
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|Comment:||U.S. Senate passes Illegal Logging Act.(TRENDS & NEWS)|
|Publication:||Wood & Wood Products|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2008|
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