On behalf of AF&PA members and our team, I want to thank you, the Pulp & Paperworkers’ Resource Council Steering Committee, and all PPRC members for your work in support of the carbon neutrality legislative language that was included in the final FY 2017 appropriations bill. This is an important accomplishment for paper manufacturers and our workforce.
The outreach of the PPRC to Congress and the Administration over the course of the several few years, and most recently during the 2017 Fly-In, made a difference. The op-eds placed in certain states by Steering Committee members last October was also extremely helpful in raising the political visibility of the issue during the campaign season.
We are beginning our strategy and advocacy plans to have the legislation implemented by the EPA, USDA, and DOE. We look forward to our continued partnership on this and other issues that benefit our industry.
Thank you again for making a difference!
Donna A. Harman
President and Chief Executive Officer