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  • AWC, AF&PA Support House Passage of Ozone Bill

    Jul 18, 2017
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski and American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statements following United States House of Representatives passage of the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017 (H.R. 806). The legislation, which now moves to the United States Senate for consideration, prevents a rushed implementation of the 2015 ozone Nation Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
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  • Fire testing completed on full-scale mass timber building

    Jul 13, 2017
    Five full-scale mass timber fire tests in a multi-story apartment building have been completed with promising results.
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  • AWC: Regulatory Accountability Act is common sense approach

    May 17, 2017
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding today's mark-up of the Regulatory Accountability Act (S. 951) by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The bill aims to modernize the process federal agencies use when they write the regulations that most significantly affect the lives of all Americans. It was introduced by Sens. Rob Portman (OH) and Heidi Heitkamp (ND).
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  • Energy code provisions in House bill enhance product neutrality

    May 08, 2017
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) Vice President, Government Affairs Andrew Dodson issued the following statement regarding the introduction of H.R. 2361 by Reps. Marsha Blackburn (TN) and Kurt Schrader (OR). The bill encourages product neutrality in building energy codes and defines the role of the Department of Energy (DOE) as a technical advisor in the development of model energy codes and subsequent state adoption.
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  • AWC applauds carbon neutrality of biomass in Omnibus Package

    May 04, 2017
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement in support the fiscal 2017 omnibus package passing both houses of Congress. The package included language requiring the federal government to treat emissions from forest biomass as carbon neutral.
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  • AF&PA, AWC Applaud Senate Introduction of Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017

    Apr 26, 2017
    WASHINGTON – American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman and American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement in support of Senators Rob Portman and Heidi Heitkamp’s introduction of the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017.
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  • AWC applauds Secretary of Agriculture’s confirmation

    Apr 24, 2017
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement in response to Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue’s confirmation as Secretary of Agriculture in President-elect Donald J. Trump’s Administration.
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  • Product-promoting legislation fails in Maryland

    Apr 11, 2017
    WASHINGTON – The Maryland State Legislature adjourned today for the year without taking action on House Bill 1311 or Senate Bill 722, which intended to prohibit multifamily dwellings above three stories from being constructed using wood-frame construction. American Wood Council (AWC) Northeast Regional Manager Matt Hunter, BCO, along with numerous representatives from building owners, architecture, development, and engineering, testified in opposition of both bills.
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