• 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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  • AWC Releases Carbon Policy Platform

    Apr 21, 2021
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a carbon policy platform that would help unlock the potential for wood products to be a low-carbon building material solution on a large scale in the United States.
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  • AWC Statement on Trillion Trees Act

    Apr 20, 2021
    LEESBURG, VA. – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Jackson Morrill issued a statement after the reintroduction of Rep. Westerman’s Trillion Trees Act.
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  • AWC Applauds Idaho’s Adoption of Tall Mass Timber Provisions

    Apr 16, 2021
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Jackson Morrill issued a statement following Governor Brad Little’s signing of H 143, which directs the state building code board to amend the state building code to include the 2021 tall mass timber building code provisions by January 1, 2022.
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  • AWC Applauds Vilsack’s Confirmation to be Agriculture Secretary

    Feb 23, 2021
    LEESBURG, VA. – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Jackson Morrill released the following statement regarding the confirmation of Thomas Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture.
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  • Working Forests and Wood Products are Part of the Climate Solution

    Jan 22, 2021
    LEESBURG, VA. – With President Biden’s decision to rejoin the Paris Accords, the American Wood Council (AWC), National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) and Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (SLMA) stand ready to support the administration as it now seeks to reduce carbon emissions.
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