AWC Statement on New Legislation Introduced on Boiler MACT Rules

Jun 22, 2011

WASHINGTON – American Wood Council President Robert Glowinski today issued the following statement on legislation introduced in the U.S House of Representatives to provide for achievable Boiler MACT rules.

“The legislation introduced today will allow EPA to have the time they need to make necessary improvements in the Boiler MACT rules.  EPA earlier signaled that they were not satisfied with the rule as published, and our industry continues to have issues with aspects of the rules.  I applaud Congressmen Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), as well as Representatives John Barrow (D-GA), Jim Matheson (D-UT), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Pete Olson (R-TX), Mike Ross (D-AR), and Steve Scalise (R-LA) for their leadership on this very important issue. 

“We have and will continue to work with EPA, while also supporting efforts to pass this legislation to enable sound, reasonable Boiler MACT rules that protect jobs, many of which are in rural communities, and the environment.”