Brazil law could massively increase deforestation

AP – Activists are warning that a proposed revamp of Brazil’s tough environmental law could roll back historic gains in the fight against Amazon deforestation by opening parts of the rainforest to farming and increasing impunity for violators. Brazil’s agricultural lobby, which has maintained a decade-long fight for changes to the country’s Forest Code, contends the bill would make pragmatic changes to an overly strict law that is unfair to farmers and ranchers. Read article

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