Center member weighs in on policy implications of guitar raid

Center member weighs in on policy implications of guitar raid

Sept. 28, 2011

Mark Rey, executive in residence at the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, weighs in on the policy implications vs. practical application of environmental regulations in an unlikely venue: the wood used to craft Gibson guitars. His comments are in the Sept. 27 edition of the Los Angeles Times.

"If there is excess in this particular case, then look at this case," said Mark Rey, former undersecretary for natural resources and the environment at the Bush Agriculture Department, which backed the Lacey Act. "But to say that the Lacey Act is an example of an extreme, unworkable regulatory framework is flatly preposterous."

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