Shasta Darlington – CNN – Brazil President Vetoes Parts Of Polarizing Forest Code – 26 May 2012
Sao Paulo, Brazil (CNN) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday vetoed 12 articles of a controversial forest bill approved by Congress last month, which was promoted by the powerful agriculture lobby but slammed by environmentalists.
The legislation updates the complex Forest Code, regulating how much and what kind of land should be maintained as native forest and how much can be cleared for ranching and agriculture.
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