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Reuters reveals Brazil’s Bolsonaro hikes environmental fines to protect Amazon rainforest

Reuters found that Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree to step up fines for environmental crimes, in a move to allow more aggressive protection of the Amazon rainforest. The decree raises the potential value of fines for falsifying documents to cover up illegal logging, clarifies heavier consequences for repeat environmental offenders and aims to reduce the backlog of fines pending collection.

Article Tags
Topics of Interest: Environment
Type: Reuters Best
Sectors: Government & Public Services
Regions: South America
Countries: Brazil
Win Types: Impact (Long Term)
Story Types: Human Interest / Feature
Media Types: Text
Customer Impact: Significant National Story
Bolsonaro, Brazil
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