"Brazilian President Vetoes Amnesty for Illegal Logging"

"BRASILIA, Brazil, October 18, 2012 (ENS) – President Dilma Rousseff has vetoed nine items of the Forestry Code approved by Congress in September. One of the vetoes cancels amnesty for those who cleared the rainforest illegally."

""There are nine vetoes which follow the principles of not granting amnesty, not stimulating illegal deforestation and ensuring social inclusion in rural areas regarding the rights of small land owners and family farmers," explained Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira."

Environment News Service had the story October 18, 2012.

Source: ENS, 10/19/2012