March 15, 2019

The 2008 “Illegal Logging Amendments”: A Ten-Year Review of the Lacey Act’s Impact on Law, Policy, and the Environment

Andrea E. Johnson and David Gehl

Look around the room where you’re reading this. How many items made of wood can you see? Let’s say you’re sitting on an IKEA couch, feet up on a sturdy old family coffee table strewn with recent books and magazines. Right there you have wood products from at least Finland, the United States, and Indonesia (via China). The building you’re in was framed with Canadian lumber and Malaysian plywood; the decorative moldings are an Amazon hardwood. That flooring? The Russian Far East (via China), although it may well have been sold as American oak.

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