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We are in event planning mode!

Here at the Council, the month of August was devoted to planning a number of important upcoming events. In just a short few weeks we will host our 62nd Annual Meeting at the Grand Summit Hotel in Newry. Information on our featured speakers, along with registration, is included below. If you haven’t yet registered for …

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Maine DEP denies Shawmut dam renewal application ‘without prejudice’

Before we dive into the business of the day, I’d first like to take a moment to thank our members and sponsors for their outpouring of support at our annual golf tournament. Even though the weather didn’t fully cooperate, everyone had a great time and it was certainly nice to see so many friendly faces. …

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Newsletter: MFPC Legislative Wrap-up

MFPC June 2022 newsletter Now that the 130th Legislature has adjourned and lawmakers have turned their attention from policymaking to campaigning, it’s time for the Maine Forest Products Council to reflect on the outcomes of the Second Regular Session. As with any session, there were some wins and some losses, but overall, I feel that …

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Newsletter: It’s almost time for the short session of the Legislature

It’s almost time to resume the short session of the legislature. Legislative Council will be meeting at the end of this month to determine how the session will be structured. With COVID numbers growing there is a sense that we may return to Zoom committee meetings and infrequent meetings of the entire legislative body to keep …

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Newsletter: A lawsuit in progress and a legislative session coming soon

This month’s newsletter celebrates another successful annual meeting, one that allowed the membership — although masked — to see one another in person. I’m grateful the Gov. Janet Mills could spend some informal time with us at the barbecue and spoke to us during the annual meeting. She is certainly tuned into our issues and …

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Newsletter: MFPC preliminary watch list has 106 bills, including many familiar ones

Despite a pandemic and a crisis in national leadership, Maine’s forest industry keeps adapting to changing conditions as it works to remain competitive in a global marketplace. Many Maine residents, especially those in rural communities, are dependent on our members’ success in surviving these challenges. So we want to ensure that every newly elected Maine …

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