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MEPC 70: IMO Moves Towards Arctic Phase Out of World’s Dirtiest Fuel

LONDON – As the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC70) meeting came to a close today[1], the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), a member of the Clean Arctic Alliance, welcomed the progress made by member countries towards a phase out of the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by vessels operating in the Arctic. […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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Lumber Liquidators Faces Possible Criminal Charges for Illegal Timber Imports

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In SEC filings released this morning, Lumber Liquidators revealed that the Department of Justice is contemplating criminal charges under the Lacey Act for importing illegally harvested wood. Lumber Liquidators’ stock value dropped by nearly 20 percent immediately following the news. Lumber Liquidators has been under federal investigation since September 2013, when the Environmental […]

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Lumber Liquidators Lies to the Public

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In response to an inquiry by Canadian TV channel Global News that asked Lumber Liquidators if it had ever sold or continues to sell wood sourced illegally in the Russian Far East, the company issued an official written statement with the clear answer of “No.” EIA’s report Liquidating the Forests* conclusively documents that Lumber […]

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Japanese Firms Importing Illegal Russian Timber

New report reveals how Japan’s imports of Chinese wood products fuel illegal logging in Russia’s eastern forestsTOKYO – Significant quantities of illegal timber products from the forests of Siberia and the Russian Far East are flowing into Japan, according to a new report by the US-based nonprofit Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). While the United States […]

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Further Questions Raised About Lumber Liquidators Sourcing Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following demonstrations at a supplier export facility in Brazil last week, activists staged a protest during Lumber Liquidators’ shareholder meeting today at their Toano, Virginia headquarters. The United States’ largest flooring retailer has again come under fire after a Greenpeace investigative report detailed Lumber Liquidators’ purchases from some of Brazil’s riskiest regions […]

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Lumber Liquidators importing illegal hardwood flooring

New report reveals largest flooring retailer is fueling Russia’s illegal logging crisis and endangering Siberian Tigers WASHINGTON, D.C. – Since the United States passed the 2008 amendments to the US Lacey Act, Lumber Liquidators has continued to purchase, through a Chinese supplier, millions of square feet of illegal wood originating in the Russian Far East, […]