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AF&PA Applauds Key Part of District of Columbia Circuit Court Decision on EPA Boiler MACT Rule But Concerned About Further Delay

Mar 16, 2018

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WASHINGTON – American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement regarding the District of Columbia Circuit Court’s decision on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rule:

“As we review the details of the DC Circuit Court’s ruling, we are pleased the court upheld the practical start-up and shut-down provisions but continue to urge the EPA to conclude a 25-year rulemaking roller coaster ride by responding quickly to the court’s remand on the carbon monoxide limits. Our companies are focused on generating essential power from their boilers and deserve affordable and achievable standards that are not constantly in flux.”

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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 or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.