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Petition Calls on Brazilian President to Veto 'Catastrophic' Forest Code


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Petition Calls on Brazilian President to Veto 'Catastrophic' Forest Code

Common Dreams staff

Brazil's Congress voted on April 25 to ease rules mandating the amount of forest farmers must keep on their land, delivering a long-sought victory to the country's powerful agriculture lobby despite opposition from environmentalists. The forestry bill that gives loggers and farmers free rein to cut down huge swaths of the Amazon. The bill must still be approved by Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff.