AF&PA Applauds Collins Amendment Vote on the Senate Transportation Bill

March, 8, 2012 - American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Donna Harman today issued the following statement regarding the Senate vote on the Collins amendment to the transportation bill.

"Today, a majority of the Senate voted in support of a legislative solution to develop affordable and achievable Boiler MACT rules. Senator Collins worked tirelessly to gain support from Senators on both sides of the aisle, and had there not been a 60-vote requirement for this amendment, it would have passed.

"Both chambers of Congress have voiced their support for the Boiler MACT legislation — an issue that has garnered bi-partisan support since the rules were proposed. We applaud the leaders from both parties who have stood up for the hard-working men and women whose jobs depend on a healthy American manufacturing environment. We remain committed to working to get a final set of rules that are reasonable, and we believe a legislative solution is needed to prevent further court challenge and give facilities time to comply."