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National battle over timber certification rages as bill passes Florida Legislature

The effects of logging are widely seen in eastern Oregon as a national debate grows over sustainable forest certification programs. Photo by Bruce Ritchie.

A nationwide battle over forest certification standards continues to be played out nationally and in Florida with legislation passed this month.

HB 269 would revise a 2008 law that led the Florida Department of Management Services to adopt the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED program as the certification standard for state office buildings.

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