The Lacey Act: Protecting the Environment by Restricting Trade

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This report looks at the history and applications of the Lacey Act. As it stands now the Act, via a 2008 amendment, allows the U.S. to enforce the laws of other countries as well. One currently proposed legislation would limit application of the law to specific wood products, while another would eliminate any reference to violations of foreign laws and end criminal prosecutions for violating the act.

Creator(s): Alexander, Kristina
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: April 12, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Alexander, Kristina

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: April 12, 2012
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This report looks at the history and applications of the Lacey Act. As it stands now the Act, via a 2008 amendment, allows the U.S. to enforce the laws of other countries as well. One currently proposed legislation would limit application of the law to specific wood products, while another would eliminate any reference to violations of foreign laws and end criminal prosecutions for violating the act.

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25 pages.

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