The Biden administration announced tougher new standards for soot emissions—US forest industry says they defy common sense. In other Business news: a New Brunswick judge sides with forest companies in Aboriginal title claim; unions say the Quebec forestry roundables exclude workers; Canfor Pulp is selling it shuttered Taylor, BC pulp mill site; Norbord’s 100 Mile House plant site will be redeveloped; the Williams Lake, BC power plant may have to close due to lack of fibre; and Sonoco is closing its paperboard mill in Sumner, Washington.
In Forestry/Climate news: a report says Alberta lags progress on caribou protection; BC’s lack of snow foretells 2024 drought woes; a former scientist slams Canada’s climate plan; Randy Moore called the indictment of a US burn boss highly inappropriate; and six US governors pan Biden’s old-growth policy.
Finally, a new lignin study says inexpensive, carbon-neutral biofuels are finally possible.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor