News & Issues

On August 1, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee voted unanimously to approve a very slightly modified version of Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s (R-Washington) Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act (HR 2541)

In a July 23 op-ed appearing in the Asheville [North Carolina] Citizen-Times, one David Young argues the case that the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building standard’s  bias in favor of Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood...

“Housing Isn’t a Horror Show Anymore” announces a July 27 Wall Street Journal headline, summarizing several weeks of surprisingly firm housing data, including a slight (but broad-based) tick up in home prices, a strong June resurgence...

On July 12, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative announced that it had provided a $40,000 grant to the National Association of State Foresters, to promote...

At the behest of Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota), the Senate version of the Farm Bill, passed June 21, includes a provision that would require the Departments of Transportation and Agriculture to study and report on...

On July 6, President Obama signed the long-awaited Surface Transportation Reauthorization bill, known as the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (“MAP-21”)

A “RISI Viewpoint” column dated June 28, signed by International Woodfiber Report Editor Chris Lyddan, asserts that the rapidly growing demand for pellet-mill pulpwood in the South is not only...

On June 14, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to adopt an amendment to the 2013 Labor/Health and Human Services Appropriations Bill that would block the Department of Labor from spending funds to enforce its new H-2B Program Rule or H-2B Wage Rule through September 30, 2013.

On June 19, the environmental consultancy Dovetail Partners announced that it had assumed responsibility for the programs of the Temperate Forest Foundation, which shut down in 2010, and has relaunched TFF’s www.forestinfo.org web site, “your source for...

In what appeared to be a ham-fisted attempt to generate some viral buzz for its line of electronic document display systems, Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.—perhaps better known for its line of photocopiers—proposed October 23, 2012 as “National No-Print Day,”

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