Last month, I wrote a post about Gibson Guitars and its possible violations of the Lacey Act, by (maybe) importing illegally logged wood.
The guitar manufacturer claims it's being unfairly targeted by the federales.
Here's a Grist article by Glenn Hurowitz that discusses the situation in far greater detail. It's the fourth article of four, so be sure and read the first three parts, too. The links are included in the introduction.
BTW, you realize Grist isn't a big huge fan of the Tea Party, right? :)
Oh, and here's a disclosure statement at the bottom of the article:
Full disclosure: Glenn Hurowitz is currently doing communications work for the Environmental Investigation Agency, a nonprofit advocacy organization that is campaigning to protect the Lacey Act from corporate, Tea Party, and Republican attacks. He wrote these articles as a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, a nonprofit that also works to stop illegal logging.
Thanks for your candor, Glenn! :)
Now ... here's a guy who's come to be rather closely associated with Gibson Guitars.