The U.S. Lacey Act: Frequently Asked Questions about the World's First Ban on Illegal Wood

By: Environmental Investigation Agency
Jan 26 2009

This guide to the Lacey Act from the Environmental Investigation Agency describes the provisions of the Act in 14 frequently asked questions, ranging from "What is 'illegal' under the Lacey Act?" to "What constitutes a 'plant'?" The report also contains a very useful chart diagramming the schedule of penalties for violations of the Act.