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Stop Clearcutting the Tongass National Forest
Environment  (tags: environment, forests, animals, climate-change, climatechange, CO2emissions, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, trees, wildlife, Sustainabililty )

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The Tongass National Forest in Alaska is AmericaâEUR(TM)s largest forest. The United States Forest Service is allowing industrial scale clearcutting on thousands of acres of old growth forest and proposes a plan to keep doing it for 15 years.
Federal Judge Sentences Lumber Liquidators to Probation, $13 Million in Fines for Smuggling Timber
Environment  (tags: lumber liquidators, illegal, smuggling timber, Lacey Act, trees, forests, fines )

- 1 day ago -
This agreement, reached by the company and federal prosecutors, represents the largest fine ever issued under the Lacey Act, a landmark environmental law banning the import of illegally sourced timber. Link at bottom to thank Obama administration.

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