Posts Tagged with "Lacey Act"

Revelations on illegal Indonesian logging sends clear message to governments and buyers

Saturday, March 22, 2014

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Revelations on illegal Indonesian logging sends clear message to governments and buyers

Last week the former governor of Riau province in Sumatra, the epicenter of deforestation in Indonesia, was sentenced to 14 years in prison by Indonesia’s anti corruption court for taking bribes for illegally issuing logging permits to nine suppliers of APRIL’s Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper and APP’s Indah Kiat mills. This conviction follows similar convictions [...]

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Major Win for Forests in Landmark Lacey Case

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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Major Win for Forests in Landmark Lacey Case

Forest activists around the world are celebrating the successful resolution of the first criminal investigation brought against a company for violations of the amended Lacey Act. This week Gibson Guitar Company accepted responsibility for importing illegal wood from Madagascar into the United States, and for the first time there are real consequences. The Lacey Act [...]

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Gibson Guitars Is Playing Politics To The Detriment Of Jobs And Forests

Thursday, September 8, 2011

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Gibson Guitars Is Playing Politics To The Detriment Of Jobs And Forests

Today’s announcement that John Boehner will host Gibson Guitars CEO Henry Juskiewicz in the speaker’s box during President Obama’s jobs speech as a victim of over-regulation run amok is an example of cynical fact-twisting at its worst. Gibson Guitars, maker of the iconic Les Paul electric guitar, is under investigation for violating a law that [...]

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