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In The News: Panelist Debbie Stabenow

Stabenow bill aims to increase use of wood

From Mining Journal

By Ryan Jarvi

May 12, 2016

MARQUETTE – U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing, and Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, last week introduced the Timber Innovation Act, a bipartisan bill that aims to increase the use of wood in construction of buildings that are seven stories or taller.

“Wood construction is a winner for our rural economies and for our environment,” Stabenow said in a press release. “Our bill helps drive a new market for forest products – keeping loggers at work in the woods and helping to sustain rural communities.

“At the same time, using wood for construction reduces carbon pollution and gives private landowners an economic incentive to keep their land forested, instead of parceling it up for development.”

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