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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:33 AM

NJ town plans to use rainforest wood on boardwalk

NJ town plans to use rainforest wood on boardwalk
By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press | February 25, 2013 | Updated: February 25, 2013 8:08pm

AVON, N.J. (AP) Environmental groups say they'll launch a boycott drive against a Jersey shore town that refuses to back off its plan to use tropical rainforest wood to rebuild a boardwalk destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

The groups calculate that 766 acres of old-growth tropical rainforest needed to be cut down to provide materials to rebuild just one small storm-damaged boardwalk at the Jersey shore, and they're promising a tourist season boycott if the town goes through with its plan.

Activists on Monday called on the small shore town of Avon to use something other than ipe (pronounced EE'-pay) to rebuild the boardwalk destroyed by the October storm but were rejected.

"There is a consensus to move ahead," said Commissioner Frank Gorman after hearing nearly two hours of objections from residents and out-of-town environmentalists.


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