WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding the release of an economic impact study commissioned by the Council of Industrial Boiler Owners (CIBO) related to the proposed EPA Boiler MACT rule.
"Today's release of the economic impact study commissioned by CIBO is the latest example in a disturbing trend of reports showing the job losses that would result from the proposed EPA Boiler MACT rule currently being considered. The wood products industry is all about American working families -- families that depend on these manufacturing jobs to provide for their livelihood.
"The wood products sector has been particularly hard hit in recent economic times, and the proposed Boiler MACT rule could put thousands of jobs at risk in our sector. We need more manufacturing jobs, not less. EPA has the means to revise the proposed rule in a way that protects the environment and saves the jobs our workers so desperately need. We look forward to the opportunity to work with EPA to make sure these mutual goals are achieved."