14 Apr '11, 11pm

Pro-deforestation group calls for weakening of U.S. law against illegal logging

Pro-deforestation group calls for weakening of U.S. law against illegal logging

APP has lately focused on public relations and marketing to rehabilitate its image. It has released a number of sustainably reports and regularly runs full-page advertisements in publications like The Economist touting its environmental record. APP has also used more questionable methods, including hiring groups like World Growth International and the Tea Party-affiliated Consumer Alliance for Global Prosperity to launch public attacks on companies that have dropped its products and environmental organizations that have raised concerns about its environmental conduct. APP's parent, Sinar Mas Group, recently hired Cameron Hume, the former U.S. ambassador to Indonesia, as an "adviser". It is unclear whether Hume's hiring was related to the trade dispute or what role the former ambassador plays at the conglomerate. World Growth International is headed by another former diplom...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0415-lacey_vs_world_growth....

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