US says softwood lumber duties will remain in place

The Tree Frog Forestry News
December 1, 2023
Category: Today's Takeaway

The US Trade Commission says Canadian lumber duties will remain in place, revoking them would injure the US Industry. In related news: the US Lumber Coalition applauds the ruling, while Canada, BC and Ontario are disappointed. In other Business news: BC supports 6 value-added manufacturers, Ontario invests in 15 biomass projects; Weyerhaeuser rationalizes its southern timberlands; Enviva is accused of exceeding its pollution limits; and an emotional final day for Domtar in Espanola.

In Climate news: COP28 announces agreement on loss and damage fund; to achieve climate progress we need to increase green energy R&D; and the faux-pas of excluding wildfires from the official carbon tally. Meanwhile: the USDA appoints Tony Dixon as Regional Forester Eastern Division; the San Antonio Spurs to play in the largest mass timber training centre; and a First Nation in Quebec wants to double its protected area.

Finally, the Doman family donates $50k for a new building at the BC Forest Discovery Centre.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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