Wood product manufacturing facilities byproducts – chips, sawdust, shavings – are absolutely essential feedstocks and have been procured for many years by the North American composite panel industry through an established, competitive and sustainable free market. Composite panel manufacturers also use post-consumer construction and other wood waste and recycle that material into panels for use in new products. Free market access to wood fiber is a chief public policy priority of the CPA.
CPA believes federal and state alternative energy policies must be balanced against both economic (jobs) and environmental considerations. CPA has consistently pressed for government biomass energy policies in both Canada and the U.S. that do not disrupt this functioning, free market and result in unnecessary harm to a sustainable and economically important industry in North America.
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