Legislation to Outlaw Illegal Timber is Axed Despite Coalition Pledge



Posted on 14 November 2010  | 
From the Guardian: The government has backed away from legislation that would outlaw the possession of illegally logged timber from the world's rainforests. A previous commitment to make it against the law to own, as well as to import, illegal wood, has been quietly dropped, say campaigners, including Green MP Caroline Lucas, who has clashed with the environment secretary, Caroline Spelman, over the issue.Read more...

Related article: 
MEPs Vote to Cut Illegal Timber Out of the EU Market (European Parliament Press Release, 7 July 2010) 

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