FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2009, file photo a forest in the Amazon is seen being illegally burnt, near Novo Progresso, in the northern Brazilian state of Para. Brazil's lower house of Congress is expected to vote Tuesday, April 24, 2012, on changes to the nation's benchmark environmental law that detractors say would weaken protections for the Amazon rainforest and stoke more destruction. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, file)

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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2009, file photo a forest in the Amazon is seen being illegally burnt, near Novo Progresso, in the northern Brazilian state of Para. Brazil's lower house of Congress is expected to vote Tuesday, April 24, 2012, on changes to the nation's benchmark environmental law that detractors say would weaken protections for the Amazon rainforest and stoke more destruction. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, file)
FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2009, file photo a forest in the Amazon is seen being illegally burnt, near Novo Progresso, in the northern Brazilian state of Para. Brazil's lower house of Congress is expected to vote Tuesday, April 24, 2012, on changes to the nation's benchmark environmental law that detractors say would weaken protections for the Amazon rainforest and stoke more destruction. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, file)
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