02/14/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/14/2018 13:44
AF&PA: Chuck Fuqua / Barbara Riley
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WASHINGTON - American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Feb. 13 announcement regarding its work on a carbon-neutral policy for biomass.
'We are encouraged that the Environmental Protection Agency is committed to taking action on the Congressional directive to produce clear, science-based policies that reflect the carbon neutrality of biomass and recognize it as a renewable energy source. Providing regulatory certainty will foster paper and wood product manufacturing growth and help ensure the U.S. is in step with global competitors.'
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The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry's sustainability initiative - Better Practices, Better Planet 2020.The forest products industry accounts for approximately four percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures over $200 billion in products annually, and employs approximately 900,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states. Visit AF&PA online at afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.