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WASHINGTON - American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement about the U.S. Supreme Court staying the president's Clean Power Plan (CPP).
"We’re pleased that the Supreme Court stayed the CPP. This will ensure that consumers, such as paper and wood products manufacturers, are spared the enormous costs and scope of electricity and energy sector restructuring until the legal issues are resolved.”
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Editor’s Note: AF&PA is a party to the litigation challenging that EPA exceeded its authority in the rule.
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 4 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 47 states. Visit AF&PA online at www.afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.