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Greens team with timber industry on new anti-illegal logging bill

[Washington, DC] A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill to ban the use of illegally-harvested timber and wood products. Support for the legislation has been widespread. Pressure has come from both the domestic logging industry and green groups which, for a change, are on the same side of an environmental issue. Lawmakers said the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Sierra Club, World Wildlife Fund, Defenders of Wildlife, Friends of the Earth, Natural Resources Defense Council, Rainforest Alliance, United Steelworkers, and Wood Flooring International have all pledged support for the bill.


News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes

www.southernsustainableforests.org

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