Tag: legality-policies

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CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR SIGNS NEW CLIMATE LAW SB 1206

SB 1206 to Eliminate Most Super–Pollutant HFCs by 2035, Backed by $45 million in State Budget Sacramento CA— EIA applauds California’s legislature, led by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkely), for finalizing ambitious new legislation (SB 1206) that goes further than any law before toward eliminating super-pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). HFCs are greenhouse gases with potent climate impacts […]

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La fin du racket du bois rose en Afrique de l’Ouest annoncée aujourd’hui

Washington, DC – L’Agence d’investigation environnementale (EIA) salue l’annonce faite aujourd’hui de suspendre immédiatement le commerce international de l’espèce de bois rose, Pterocarpus erinaceus en provenance d’Afrique de l’Ouest dans le cadre de la Convention sur le commerce international des espèces de faune et de flore sauvages menacées d’extinction (CITES). Cette décision historique d’interdire le […]

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The End of the Rosewood Racket in West Africa Announced Today

Washington, DC – The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) commends today’s announcement to immediately suspend international trade in Pterocarpus erinaceus from West Africa under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The historic move to ban trade in what has become the world’s most trafficked wildlife commodity applies to […]

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U.S. Signals It Means Business in Preventing HFC Black Market

Initial Enforcement Actions Announced by Interagency Task Force on Illegal HFC Trade Washington DC—Today the U.S. EPA announced a series of initial enforcement actions taken in the first several months of implementing the phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act. An Interagency Task Force on Illegal HFC Trade was established in […]

Aerial photo of a forest with a large square area of trees having been taken down. The patch of land that remains is mainly dirt and shrubbery
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Grupo bipartidista de legisladores presentará ley para enfrentar la deforestación y delitos ambientales a nivel global

Washington, DC — El senador Brian Schatz (D-HI) y los congresistas Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) y Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) anunciaron hoy la presentación de la Ley de Bosques (FOREST Act), la cual, de ser aprobada, prohibiría la importación de productos agrícolas producidos en áreas que hayan sido deforestadas ilegalmente. La ley exige que las compañías que importen ciertas […]

Aerial photo of a forest with a large square area of trees having been taken down. The patch of land that remains is mainly dirt and shrubbery
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Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Set to Introduce Groundbreaking Legislation to Take on Global Deforestation and Environmental Crime

Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) today announced the introduction of the FOREST Act, which would prohibit imports of agricultural commodities sourced from illegally deforested land. The law requires companies that import certain raw materials from regions with high rates of illegal deforestation to trace their supply chains […]