U.S. District Court decision to vacate stay of Boiler MACT rules puts thousands of wood industry jobs at risk, says AWC

WASHINGTON, D.C. , January 10, 2012 (press release) – American Wood Council President Robert Glowinski today issued the following statement regarding Judge Friedman’s District Court decision to vacate the stay of the Boiler MACT rules.

“The Court’s decision to vacate the stay of the March 2011 Boiler MACT and Incinerator rules puts thousands of wood product industry jobs at risk. The already-inadequate compliance timeframe now has been significantly impacted, making the costly and complicated task of compliance that much more confusing and difficult. This ruling underscores the need for swift legislative action. Congress has the ability to help protect American manufacturing by passing the EPA Regulatory Relief Act – which will give EPA time to finalize a more appropriate set of rules and provide much-needed certainty to businesses across the country – and we urge them to do so without delay.”

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