Activists Win: New Jersey Scraps Plan to Buy Amazon Rainforest Timber

Activists Win: New Jersey Scraps Plan to Buy Amazon Rainforest Timber

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A Victory for those working to end ancient rainforest logging: The city council of Ocean City in New Jersey voted 6-0 last Thursday to cancel a $1.1 million purchase of timber originating in the Amazon rainforest, thanks to pressure by environmental groups, including Ecological Internet, which runs Forests.org, a forest news web site.” The purchase would have violated a ten-year-old pledge by the council to avoid using rainforest timbers. (MongoBay.com )

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