16 Dec '11, 8pm

Amazon destruction is delayed as vote on new Brazilian forest laws is postponed #savetheamazon

Amazon destruction is delayed as vote on new Brazilian forest laws is postponed #savetheamazon

The next stage of voting on Brazil’s new Forest Code – which could have devastating impacts on the Amazon - has been once again postponed before going to President Dilma Rousseff. The new code, which has been labelled a ‘forest protection measure’, has been so badly altered that it has become nothing more than an invitation for bulldozers and chainsaws to come to the forests, but Rousseff has the power to either approve or veto it. The new forest proposal was passed by the senate last week, and was set to be voted on this week by the Brazilian chamber of deputies, the lower house of Brazil’s national congress. However, at the chamber meeting, it was postponed until March 2012. While this means more time for the agribusiness sector to make even more damaging changes to the Forest Code, it also means more time to make sure Dilma hears the worldwide demand to protect the Amaz...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/forests/amazon-devastat...

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