<p>Illegal logging in the Russian Far East is of particular concern because the forests are home to the last 450 wild Siberian tigers. The Lumber Liquidators case was investigated jointly by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by the Department of Justice under the name “Operation Oakenshield.”</p>

The Continued Destruction of the Ozone Layer and U.S. Abuse of Methyl Bromide “Critical-Use” Exemptions

In a reversal of historic American leadership based on transparency and accountability, the U.S. government has refused to divulge information about methyl bromide stockpiles. Instead, U.S. industry has been allowed to secret massive quantities of methyl bromide in order to enable long-term circumvention of the methyl bromide cessation. Past experience with other ozone depleting substances, […]


Unfinished Business

The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is generally acknowledged as the most successful international environmental treaty and an outstanding model of international cooperation. It has successfully reduced much of the world’s reliance on ozone-depleting substances (ODS) and adherence to its phase-out schedule should eventually see the full recovery of the fragile […]


A Crime Against Nature

The Worldwide Illegal Trade in Ozone-Depleting Substances Investigations by EIA prove that the integrity, effectiveness and successes of the Montreal Protocol are seriously imperiled by the large scale illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances (ODS). The findings of these investigations show that without new and additional actions to combat this illegal trade the on-going depletion of […]


Chilling Facts About A Burning Issue

CFC Smuggling in the European Union The large-scale, widespread and unchecked illegal trade in chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and other ozone depleting substances (ODS) within the European Union (EU) is undermining the success of the Montreal Protocol and directly threatens human health and ecological security worldwide. This spring ozone levels over the Northern Hemisphere were up to […]