Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Plum Creek and Weyerhaeuser Get Called Out

The Washington Post reports that two conservation organizations have independently brought official challenges to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative challenging two of the biggest timber companies with using the misleading "green" label as cover and carrying out unsustainable forestry practices. The Seattle Audubon Society is challenging Weyerhaeuser for logging which threatens spotted-owls in the Pacific Northwest. And the Natural Resources Council of Maine is challenging Plum Creek for unsustainable practices which resulted in previously unreported, and major fines from the state of Maine.

Read the article or access the Alliance for Credible Forest Certification which also has detailed coverage and information on forest certification issues.

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