Feds Wrongly Gave $350 Million To|Lumber Industry, Environmentalists Say

     SEATTLE (CN) – The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and Department of Commerce handed out $350 million to forest industry groups instead of putting it into the U.S. Treasury as required by the U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement, environmental groups claim in Federal Court.

     The Forest Stewardship Council-United States, Conservation Northwest, and Center for Biological Diversity are represented by Peter Goldman with the Washington Forest Center.

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