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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A scuffle between Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies and Senate may benefit the country’s environment norms. The bill, which would authorize the deforestation of over five million hectares of forest and delay reforestation of another four million hectares, is due to expire on Monday, June 3rd, and the Senate has already said it will not vote on it by then.

"I advise the senators that I will not convene the Senate tomorrow [Thursday, May 30th] to vote on this bill. Therefore, regardless of whether the House vote is concluded . . .

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