Environmentalists upset over logging in moratorium area
Aug. 14, 2016 - Chicago-based Natural Resources Defence Council says satellite images show logging took place in two areas of Quebec that were part of the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement.
The agreement, made in 2010 between environmental groups and 19 forestry companies, included a moratorium on logging 70 million acres of boreal forest between British Columbia and Newfoundland for three years while a permanent protection plan for woodland caribou was agreed upon. The plan never materialized.
FPAC spokesperson Kate Lindsay said the logging was not done by a company that signed the 2010 agreement.
Read the full article by The Canadian Press in the National Post.