NAFO Blog

Last week House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp introduced his long-awaited draft tax reform proposal. Even though most pundits agree that tax reform is unlikely to move...
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The Farm Bill awaiting President Obamas signature this afternoon is good news for the forestry community across America.  Among other things the bill improves bio-based and green building markets for...
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As Congress adjourns for the year it is timely to take stock of where things stand on the forest roads provision in the Farm Bill. Recall that the House added...
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As the year winds down and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts intensify on amendments to its greenhouse gas regulations (commonly referred to as the "Tailoring Rule") addressing the...
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Last week the Supreme Court announced it would review the validity of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Tailoring Rule” or the rule that “tailors” the application of the agency’s...
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in an order issued last Friday in Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC) v. Decker gave litigators another chance to seek federal...
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (DC Circuit) in Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday vacated EPA’s three-year deferral...
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Good policy requires good information. As the EPA prepares amendments to its 2010 greenhouse gas regulations (Tailoring Rule) to address biomass carbon emissions, it is important that the agency’s analysis...
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Today President Obama unveiled his Climate Action Plan, an ambitious agenda of administrative actions to address climate change. His plan appropriately identifies the important role of our nation’s forests in...
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to soon propose changes to its 2010 greenhouse gas regulations (commonly referred to as the “Tailoring Rule”) to address the unique carbon characteristics...
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Each new market that emerges for private working forests in the U.S. evokes the same question – can these forests sustain an additional resource demand? This question was asked frequently...
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The Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC) is not wasting any time in pursuing permit requirements for forest roads under the Clean Water Act (CWA). Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court “issued...
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