H.R. 1497, The Legal Timber Protection Act (4 comments ↓ | 3 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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H.R. 1497 would amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to extend its protections to plants illegally harvested outside of the United States.

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April 28, 2008, 4:21pm (report abuse)

We need this bill to perserve foreign habitats and to help the timber bussiness in the United States where the laws are inforced ,in the global market.


June 28, 2008, 11:31pm (report abuse)

I agree the bill should pass, however amendments are needed. I'm confused on how they plan to keep track of what's legal and illegal timber. All timber should be legal but how can we track this?


August 7, 2008, 4:18am (report abuse)

By using an online tracking service such as that provided by HistoricFutures.com


September 26, 2008, 10:14pm (report abuse)

I see this Bill as extremely harmful to the timber industry of the United States. The regulatory and compliance actions that will be needed by numerous companies within the United States to comply with this Bill would be counter productive.

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