Tag: legality-policies

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Condenando El Bosque

Bogotá, Colombia. Un nuevo informe de investigación de Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Condenando el Bosque, revela el modus operandi utilizado por traficantes para comercializar madera con permisos comprados en el mercado negro, incluyendo especies protegidas como el cedro; y detalla cómo intermediarios aprovechan vacíos legales para lavar madera y escapar cualquier responsabilidad legal, dejando que […]

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California Green Lights Incentive Program to Reduce HFCs

SACRAMENTO, CA – This week California’s legislature approved a 2019-2020 budget providing $1 million to create an incentive program for reducing emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases, including hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Established by the California Cooling Act (SB1013) passed last year, the program will incentivize adoption of climate-friendly refrigerant technologies, with a mandate to also consider other […]

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EIA Statement on the Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act of 2019 (H.R. 864)

EIA Statement on the Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act of 2019 (H.R. 864) The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) strongly supports the Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act of 2019 (H.R. 864) – introduced today by Representatives John Garamendi (D-CA) and Don Young (R-AK). This bill will further establish the leadership of the United States in the […]