Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Weyerhaeuser's illegal Boreal logging exposed

Investigations by the Saskatchewan Environmental Society and the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) have revealed that Weyerhaeuser is illegally logging in Canada's Boreal to make plywood and copy paper for Xerox and other U.S. corporations. In Saskatchewan: The Province of Weyerhaeuser, a case study released July 15, 2005, government documents confirm that Weyerhaeuser exceeded its legal summer logging allowance by 100 percent and 20-year road building allowance by 70 percent in less than five years. According to Saskatchewan law, Weyerhaeuser currently owes the province $1.5 million in fines for these violations. Despite known violations, Weyerhaeuser is currently certified as "sustainable" by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). The Saskatchewan Environmental Society has retained the Sierra Legal Defence Fund, to appeal Weyerhaeuser's certification, and call on Justice Minister Frank Quennell to investigate "the long-standing, continuing and current legal non-compliance by Weyerhaeuser's Saskatchewan Forestlands operations."
View the July 15, 2005 RAN press release
View the RAN Case Study - Saskatchewan: The Province of Weyerhaeuser
Take Action through RAN - Send a letter to decision-makers
View the RAN Old Growth Campaign web page


Anonymous said...

You need to really get to understand the real situation! To bad your such an ass!

Timothy said...

I'm sorry that you expected something else from me. Yes, Anonymous, I am an ass.