• AWC Applauds Final Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

    Dec 15, 2021
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Jackson Morrill issued a statement following Congress’ passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included language to establish a pilot program to evaluate the effects of using mass timber products in Department of Defense military construction projects. The bill will now go to President Biden to be signed into law.
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  • AWC-NAFO Response to TIME Magazine Article

    Jun 25, 2021
    In TIME’s recent article published on June 2 (Wildfires Are Getting Worse, So Why Is the U.S. Still Building Homes With Wood?), reporter Alana Samuels makes a bizarre case for building houses out of concrete and steel instead of wood. Rather than exploring the carbon footprint and climate consequences of using more man-made, energy-intensive building materials, Samuels saves her scrutiny entirely for wood -- a natural, renewable, biodegradable building material, grown in abundance in the United States. The resulting story is an unchecked talking points memo on the “environmental benefits” of two of the most fossil fuel intensive materials in building and construction.
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