The third newsletter of the Forest Legality Alliance (May 2011) covers stakeholder outreach in Vietnam and Indonesia; Potomac Forum and Forest Legality Alliance meetings in Washington, DC; and certification and the Lacey Act. A guest post by Elizabeth Baldwin discusses the wood products industries' green credentials.
This brief report from the Environmental Investigation Agency aims to clear up a number of misconceptions that emerged after the Lacey Act plant amendments were passed. It discusses such subjects as how to practice due care, the role of supply chain documentation, and the interactions between certification programs and legal liability under the Lacey Act.
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.