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Gibson Settles Lacey Act Dispute

Gibson Settles Lacey Act Dispute

August 6, 2012 at 10:39 am

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.

Lacey Act Rewrite Finds Sympathy with Lawmakers

May 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm

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 Call Guitars a “Convenient Cover-up” for Lacey Act Changes

November 16, 2011 at 4:14 pm

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.

Nashville Congressmen Offer Revisions to Lacey Act

Nashville Congressmen Offer Revisions to Lacey Act

October 20, 2011 at 5:04 pm

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.