The Lacey Act and the Building Industry: Sourcing Legal Wood

Lumber Liquidators will pay millions for importing illegal wood products. Could architects or contractors be fined for buying them?

The oak flooring you specified took habitat from the endangered Amur tiger. That maple cabinet veneer was stolen from a U.S. National Park. And the cedar decking you just installed was felled in a protected rainforest.

Or was it?

Published May 3, 2016 Permalink