New Legislation Addresses Global Deforestation & Environmental Crime


Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) have introduced the FOREST Act, which would prohibit imports of agricultural commodities, such as palm oil, sourced from illegally deforested land. Companies that import raw materials from regions that have high rates of illegal deforestation would be required to trace their supply chains and show that goods were produced in compliance with local laws - similar to the Lacey Act requirements on wood products.



Schatz, Blumenauer Unveil New Bipartisan Legislation To Help Stop Illegal Deforestation Around The World, Fight Climate Change