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February 2023 MFPC Newsletter

According to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics’ American Time Use Survey, the Washington Post has found that agriculture, logging and forestry professions have the highest self-reported levels of happiness, and lowest reported levels of stress, of any major industry category. The study cracks this up to a fact that we all know a

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Letter to the editor: Maine forest products industry welcomes movement on work authorization

Originally printed in the Portland Press Herald Recently it was announced that Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King are working together to shorten the time period for asylum seekers to obtain work authorization. If passed, the Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Act of 2023 would shorten the time significantly from a process that can take years

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Legislative Update – February 10, 2023

Last week, our staff and lobbyists appeared before two legislative committees to represent our membership in Augusta. In the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee, we presented testimony neither for nor against LD 180, “An Act to Allow a Person to File a Paper Copy of a Timber Harvest Notification Form.” In the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

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Legislative Update – February 3, 2023

Last week, our staff and lobbyists appeared before four legislative committees to represent our membership in Augusta. In the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee, we presented testimony in support of LD 24, “An Act To Prohibit Open Burning Under A Red Flag Warning And Regulate Recreational Campfires” and neither for nor against LD 108, “An Act To

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Legislative Update – January 27, 2023

With the holiday season now behind us, the 131st Legislature is officially underway. Cloture, the last day for legislators to submit bill titles, was December 30. The full list of 2,123 legislative requests (LRs) was recently released, revealing the first real preview of the session ahead.  The Office of the Revisor is now in the process of drafting

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PPH Commentary: In Maine as elsewhere, the forest industry serves a vital purpose

By Patrick Strauch, special to the Portland Press Herald Recently, your paper ran an opinion piece (“Commentary: Don’t be fooled by myths of carbon in Maine, New England wood products,” Nov. 7) by authors from two out-of-state groups that misrepresented Maine’s forest industry and oversimplified the very complicated issue of climate change. The truth is, Maine’s responsibly managed

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Brian Flewelling Recognized by Maine Forest Products Council with 2022 President’s Award

The Maine Forest Products Council awarded Brian Flewelling of Easton with the organization’s 2022 President’s Award at a board meeting on Thursday, November 10. The award, presented by MFPC Board President Ryan McAvoy, was presented to Flewelling in recognition of his public service to the forest products industry as an exceptional businessman in the financial

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Press Release: The Maine Forest Products Council Applauds Sappi’s $418 million Expansion Announcement

Today Sappi announced plans to invest $418 million at the Somerset Mill in Skowhegan to convert Paper Machine #2 to produce solid bleached sulfate board and expand production from 240,000 tons to 470,000 tons annually. This announcement comes on the heels of a $400 million expansion announcement at LP Building Solutions Houlton facility just over

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