Skip to comments.Senator Snowe Presses Administration Adverse Impacts Federal Rule Making on Paper Industry [VIDEO]
Posted on 03/06/2011 11:29:13 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
At a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee today examining job loss in the manufacturing industry, U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) pressed U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on the critical imperative to assess the adverse affects of proposed rules on the paper industry. Senator Snowe, who asserted the paper industry is a cornerstone of America's manufacturing sector, insisted the Department do a better job of understanding the implications of proposed regulations on job creation.
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Just Listen to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke response to his failure to release the Boiler-mact report which had been requested back in December.
Lockes' response on the basic of new rules by EPA.. "rules ...and how "agencies listen".
"Benign neglect" to act says Snowe on the importance of this industry and 7,000 jobs left hanging in ME and 900,000 workers across the country.
2.1 billion dollars to effect the paper/pulp industry with the New revised Boiler-MACT rule. It places us in a disadvantage from foreign companies overseas, in particular, China.
Snowe says we are "always putting the cart before the horse" and should know the burden being placed on the industry when in rule making. Costs must be anticipated and put into the business plan-a ripple effect. The paper industry is a cornerstone of American industry.
Comments from the private sector, the courts to the EPA changes the rules says Sec. Locke.
During the rules mandatory comment period, the EPA received a wealth of studies and "expert" opinions explaining the harm boiler-MACT would cause. The Agency intentionally delayed the rulemaking process on SEVERAL occasions to find some way of WHAT THEY SAY was ameliorating the regulations worst effects. BIG GREEN, however, would have none of it. The EPAs most recent attempt to push back the due date for boiler-MACT was rebuffed by a court order in favor of the SIERRA CLUB .
The Council of Industrial Boiler Owners (Industrial, commercial an institutional) released a study last year sayingevery billion dollars spent on MACT upgrade and compliance costs will put 16,000 jobs at risk and reduce US GDP by as much as $1.2 billion.
Re: Paper/Pulp Industry, Jobs, boiler-MACT rules, EPA,SIERRA CLUB, Obama
I hope Maine is as sick of Snowe as I am
She is as worthless as they come.
She is pond scum.
She dwells in the house of idiocy with the Obamaloon.
perhaps, her history is seriously flawed.
“Bet you did not even take the time to read—typical fly through focus and post.”
Correct. I saw Snowe and stopped reading. She is disgusting.
“.....the paper industry is a cornerstone of America’s manufacturing sector”.
Snow, you are an idiot and your days (as a politician) are numbered.
I don’t care what the issue is, I will always disagree with the useless bug.
Even the lobsters should be embarrassed of this twit.
Too right about posting. The paper industry has been in decline for over 30 years. I did a search but could not find a recently built mill, there is one proposed for NY, but it is still not even on the “funded” for development board. Most storeis about mills are about what will soon be torn down. High quality paper was coming from Finland and other old world countries - their quality is said to be way beyond what we have...why?
This could be devastating to Maine, as if the state has any wiggle room if what's left of the paper industry tanks because of this edict.
It's been my experience that the dog-and-pony show of "public input" put on by behemoth agencies is just a pro-forma step they take before ramming their rule down the throats of their victims.
You disagree with a balanced budget? Just kidding, there has to one thing you and Collins think about the same. She is favor of good weather, you know.
Same reason no nuclear power plants, refineries, or other manfacturing facilities. Too much regulation. Cheaper to just go away and give the jobs to someone else. How about the granolas thinking globally for just once?
LePage, as a Waterville kid, probably grew up in the hey day of the Waterville/Winslow mills.
There is a mill near Skowhegan still running. I could see the steam from stacks from 40 miles away on the hills near where I lived.
I hate to see anyhing damage them like this. There's not much there anymore.
Good for her that's she's battling for them.
Well by golly, not only is Olympia cute as a bug, she's smart as a whip, too. Imagine discovering that our paper industry is on the rocks in the Year of Our Lord 2011? Trust Olympia to ferret out the latest scoop on just about anything.
The last job left in many a Maine hamlet (former town) is the geezer who goes to the old mill once a week and gives the roller a 1/4 turn, "so's she don't take a set."
LePage wants to save old Maine, eh? Well let him take every god-cursed sodomite from away that Baldacci put on the state payroll out to sea and leave'it there. BTW, is Baldacci back working at the retaurant?
Please God, LePage ain't a RINO. Amen.
Don’t worry Fed Chair bernanke will drive up the demand for paper as he prints more and more dollars. :)
Oh wait, they use cotton to make dollars. Good for Southern states. Sorry Sen. Snowe, sucks to be you. ;)
Are socialist regulations biting Snowe in the ass? Too bad, so sad.
She is one half of the Maine Dumb and Dumber senator couple. Remember when the other one voted to bring Health Care out of committee because she was part of a historic moment. And they always like to be bipartisand and compromise. Lets see how far that gets the knucklehead.
Oh please, Olympia. The thought of taking you seriously as anything but a RINO sell-out is just humorous.
If one were to be so crass as to add it up, we're talking about $200 million or so off the various tables these boys get invited to. Throw in Mr. Pelosi, and you might get to a billion!
Harry Reid net worth in first year: $50 bucks and a cheap suit. Well he's still got the suit, and an extra $100 million in the bank. Thrifty guy!
I hope she gets the support she gives the rest of the party.
...was not about Snowe it was about Sierra Club, EPA, The Greens and rules and regulations that hold up jobs whats worse the delay costs jobs to overseas companies. Paper, pu;p goes hand and hand with the oil, gas etc.
The Left is stuck on rhetoric, one liners, faux Fox; we take the time to learn ..was not about the messenger.
Your scoop is a little archaic?
Lepage has done as promised since he took over as governor. Am 100% behind him' This industry is not on the rocks:
Production has picked back up and most mills are again running at full capacity, according to Don White, CEO of Prentiss & Carlisle, a timber management company in Bangor that tracks the states forest products industry.
2009 was one of the worst years has been said. Maines pulp and paper industries are bouncing back as myriad factors from global pulp shortages to consumers now spending more while advertising was needed to get buyers back into spending.
Maines paper mills for the most part make their own pulp, so are not subject to the fluctuations in the price of pulp.
The shoe and paper industry began suffering decades ago competing against cheap foreign imports. The Industry has changed as technology changes in any other industry.
Maine is one state that is tied to global markets and not just in this industry. A tug from one corner will make ripples in Maine felt by the guy driving the skidder in Township 9, Range 7. For example, mills in China buy pulp from all over the world, including Maine mills, because it doesnt have sufficient natural resources of its own.
Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor has developed a curriculum for the course of pulp and paper. UMaine is giving out shcolarships as well. The work force is aging and new hires are coming on board. New tricks for new dogs.
The Pulp and Paper Foundation is a key resource for the future engineers of our industry, noted Dale Wibberly, Sappi Fine Paper North Americas human resource manager at the event. We are very excited about the quality of engineering students who have obtained their education from UMaine.
Its nice to at least break the stereotype of the old paper mills in maine--to see the future for this industry. The lack of decision making by the above powers that be stall advancements in this industry from coming to be. The video shows Big Government on the federal level is the culprit--the administration that was all about job creation. This is the same red tape stall in decision making facing the gas and oil industry.
Same environmentalists, another industry.
Not much to do with the paper and pulp industry down there in Bushy resort-town where you perhaps are from.
Paper and pulp demand rebounds in case anyone is interested in this industry.
Trade journals have more facts than political propagandized media outlets.
Lepage has done as promised since he took over as governor. Am 100% behind him' This industry is not on the rocks.
Lack of knowledge fuels misunderstanding on any topic--and one can only try to set the record straight.
I commend Olympia as well.