American Wood Council Statement on Freshman House Letter to EPA

Feb 16, 2011

WASHINGTON –American Wood Council President Robert Glowinski today commented on the letter sent by 61 Freshman U.S. House Members to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reiterating concerns outlined in other congressional letters to EPA regarding final rulemaking on the Maximum Achievable Control Technology for Industrial Boilers (Boiler MACT).

“We commend these newest members of the House for their recognition of bipartisan concerns that the EPA’s final Boiler MACT rule has the potential to vastly affect thousands of American workers and the communities they inhabit and support. We believe the House members are rightly disappointed by both the lack of adequate time for EPA to get the rule right, as well as the lack of attention paid to President Obama’s recent Executive Order on regulation to balance protection of public health and the conditions for economic recovery.

“We are deeply interested in the final rule which EPA is due to issue shortly, and hope that the concerns of many congressional members and citizens have been taken into account.”