Tag: u-s-lacey-act

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New Lacey Case Protects U.S. Forests From Illegal Logging

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today the Department of Justice announced the first Lacey Act prosecution involving illegal logging in the United States. The news broke earlier today that the company J&L Tonewoods has been indicted over allegations of repeated purchases of illegally harvested maple wood in 2011 and 2012 from Washington’s Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Illegal logging and […]

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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Musicians Lead Industry Shift, Call for Legal Sourcing of Wood Products

Artists including Michael Franti, Jason Mraz, Razia Said, and members of Maroon 5, Linkin Park, and Guster lend their voices to the issue in new videoLOS ANGELES – Citing environmental and human rights concerns, musicians have joined the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and environmental non-profit REVERB to call for legal and sustainable sourcing of wood […]

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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, […]