After years maintaining innocence, Nashville-based Gibson Guitar has entered a settlement to avoid criminal charges related to the conservation law known as the Lacey Act. The company was accused of illegally importing ebony and rosewood for its iconic electric guitars.
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An environmental law that has Nashville-based Gibson Guitar mired in legal trouble was up for debate Tuesday in Washington. A House subcommittee heard arguments for and against the Lacey Act.
Environmentalists and some in the timber industry are accusing Nashville-area congressmen of trying to “gut” the Lacey Act. The century-old environmental law is at the heart of an ongoing federal investigation into Gibson Guitar.
Two Nashville-area Congressmen are trying to ease the conservation law that has Gibson Guitar under federal investigation. Lawmakers are using interest in the case to push through the changes.