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American Forest & Paper Assn. commends Denham's vote on jobs package

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On behalf of the nearly 900,000 workers in the U.S. forest products industry, American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman today commended U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham’s vote to pass the federal jobs package, which included job-preserving boiler MACT legislation. “We applaud Rep. Denham for voting ‘yes’ for U.S. manufacturing jobs. Included in the federal jobs package, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 will help protect jobs across a wide array of industries, as well as universities, hospitals and municipalities.” “Passage of the legislation gives employers the certainty they need to plan for compliance investments as well as future business growth. “Although EPA released a new set of proposed rules for boiler MACT in November, several issues remain, including inadequate compliance time, legal uncertainty, and in some cases, achievability. We urge the Senate to join the House in passing this jobs package to help protect and grow American manufacturing jobs.”

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