This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

AF&PA Board Establishes 2013 Key Policy Initiatives





Federal advocacy continues in eight high-priority areas

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Forest & Paper Association's (AF&PA) board of directors formally established the association's key policy initiatives for 2013 at its recent meeting in Washington. 

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120725/DC46454LOGO)

"Our members are on the front lines of addressing the issues necessary to compete in a global marketplace and work with AF&PA to ensure that policymakers and regulators understand their concerns," said AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman. "While we represent the paper and wood products industry on an array of issues, our leadership is focused on prioritizing our resources to maximize our policy achievements in 2013."

AF&PA's 2013 key policy initiatives include:

  • Working with members and other sustainability thought leaders to achieve industry goals to increase paper recovery for recycling, increase energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gases, promote sustainable forestry, improve workplace safety, and reduce water use.
  • Working with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), lawmakers, and other stakeholders to support development of practical and sustainable air regulations.
  • Working with EPA and others to allow renewable biomass residuals to be recognized as a carbon-neutral fuel source in greenhouse gas regulations.
  • Promoting access to paper-based communication options for government programs such as Social Security, the Internal Revenue Service, savings bonds, and educational resources to ensure that the 30 percent of Americans without Internet access can still access these vital public programs.
  • Advocating for inclusion of industry products in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's BioPreferred program.  Paper and wood products are among the most biobased products available to consumers and should be part of government procurement and voluntary labeling initiatives.
  • Urging Congress to return fiscal viability to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) through comprehensive postal reform that supports long-term cost reductions, allows new revenue sources, and relieves USPS of unfair financial obligations while satisfying the nation's service needs.
  • Supporting policies that promote voluntary and market-based paper recycling programs.
  • Ensuring that tax changes improve the U.S. economy, U.S. job opportunities, and the competitiveness of U.S.-based businesses without resulting in tax increases that would harm economic growth and job creation.

For more information about AF&PA and a complete listing of issues the association will be addressing in 2013, visit www.afandpa.org.

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy.  AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry's sustainability initiative - Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 .  The forest products industry accounts for approximately 4.5 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures approximately $190 billion in products annually, and employs nearly 900,000 men and women.  The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 47 states. Visit AF&PA online at www.afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper .

SOURCE American Forest & Paper Association

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 16,506.09 +106.42 0.65%
S&P 500 1,927.67 +23.66 1.24%
NASDAQ 4,385.4450 +69.3710 1.61%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs