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Illegal Wood Imports

Corporate Criminals and the Need for Strong Protections Against Illegal Logging

Jesse Prentice-Dunn | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Jesse Prentice-Dunn

On an otherwise ordinary Thursday this fall, officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided the corporate headquarters of Lumber Liquidators, the top-selling flooring retailer in America, in Toano, Virginia.

Repeal the Lacey Act? Hell No, Make It Stronger

Henry Juszkiewicz | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green
Henry Juszkiewicz

On August 24, agents from the Fish and Wildlife Service raided the facilities of my company, Gibson Guitar. The raid has ignited a furious debate around a seminal environmental protection statute -- the Lacey Act.

When A Tree Falls Illegally In The Forest

Jonathan Lash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Lash

The amended Lacey Act makes the United States the first country in the world to place an outright ban on illegally harvested wood products.