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Although the federal Highway Bill passed in early 2012 called for the Department of Transportation to conduct a study of the impacts of several configurations of heavier or longer trucks,... more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Guest Columns

The H-2B Workforce Coalition, in the governance of which FRA participates, recently finalized and published Principles for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, presenting background on: more »

Mar 12, 2013 12:00 AM News

At the close of 2012, Sustainable Forestry Initiative President Kathy Abusow summed up some significant signs that SFI is expanding and gaining credibility as a guarantor of sustainable forest management, pointing out: more »

Feb 4, 2013 12:00 AM News

On December 19, the Forest Service published a report on its three-year-old Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration program more »

Feb 4, 2013 12:00 AM News

AF&PA Protests Subsidies For Reopening Canadian Mill more »

Feb 4, 2013 12:00 AM News

On December 6, the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities announced that it had created a Watershed Protection Database more »

Jan 9, 2013 12:00 AM News

The American Forest Foundation has written to U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell, asking that the Agency increase the Forest Products Laboratory’s current $2 million budget for “green building” research more »

Oct 23, 2012 12:00 AM News

From an August 7 press release from the White House: “Today, as a part of his 'We Can’t Wait' initiative, President Obama announced that seven nationally and regionally significant solar and wind energy projects will be expedited more »

Aug 30, 2012 12:00 AM News

The Senate version of the Farm Bill, passed June 21, includes a provision that would require the Departments of Transportation and Agriculture to study and report on rural transportation issues at least every three years. more »

Jul 30, 2012 12:00 AM News

A leading coalition of forest owners, wood suppliers and manufacturers of pulp and paper goods announced today the creation of Biomass101.org, a clearinghouse for scientifically sound information on carbon-neutral bioenergy. more »

Jun 10, 2015 12:00 AM Features

A lengthy feature in the January 4 Bellingham [Washington] Herald points toward a change in public and policymaker attitudes toward forest-health treatments in restraining the effects of wildfire, especially in the eastern Washington’s wildland-urban more »

Feb 2, 2015 12:00 AM News

A lengthy feature in the January 4 Bellingham Herald points toward a change in public and policymaker attitudes toward forest-health treatments in restraining the effects of wildfire, especially in the eastern Washington’s wildland-urban interface more »

Feb 2, 2015 12:00 AM News

One achievement of last year’s “Lame Duck” Omnibus Appropriations Bill was to compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw the controversial “interpretive rule”. more »

Feb 2, 2015 12:00 AM News

On October 27, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell announced a new Agency grant program in terms very gratifying to sustainable forestry advocates: “We must continue to find new, economically valuable ways to use wood." more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM News

Chamber-Led Coalition Asks EPA To Withdraw WOTUS Proposal more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM News

Congressional incumbents and challengers are now in vigorous campaign mode for what is shaping up to be a very consequential mid-term Election on November 4. more »

Nov 4, 2014 12:00 AM , Guest Columns

There were indications this summer that the federal Department of Transportation would shortly release a preliminary “technical” report of its Congressionally mandated investigation into the impacts of various configurations of productive trucks. more »

Nov 2, 2014 12:00 AM , News

The American Transportation Research Institute has released results of a study, substantiating that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance – Safety – Accountability program (CSA) produces dramatically different profile scores . more »

Sep 11, 2014 12:00 AM News

A July 16 article in Canada’s Financial Post reports that Greenpeace Canada has lost a pivotal legal decision in defending the suit Resolute Forest Products . more »

Aug 6, 2014 12:00 AM , News

Forest Resources Association (FRA), along with other business sectors that use migrant and seasonal guestworkers from abroad, are advocating that recent Department of Labor rulemakings regulating the program are replaced with more workable rules. more »

Aug 6, 2014 12:00 AM , News

In mid-April, the American Transportation Research Institute indicated that it would soon release a report documenting what many have observed... more »

May 28, 2014 12:00 AM , News

At an April 29 hearing, a federal judge declined to dismiss remaining litigation linked to questions about the regulation of “forest roads” through Clean Water Act. more »

May 28, 2014 12:00 AM , News

On August 1, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee voted unanimously to approve a very slightly modified version of Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s (R-Washington) Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act more »

Aug 8, 2012 12:00 AM , Guest Columns

A House-Senate conference committee convened in early May to negotiate Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill more »

Jun 4, 2012 12:00 AM , Guest Columns

On April 26, Judge M. Casey Rodgers of the Northern District Court of Florida issued a preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing its new H-2B Program Rule. more »

May 8, 2012 12:00 AM , Guest Columns

We recently noted that the President’s budget included an item calling for the repeal of the Section 530 “safe harbor” for independent contractor status determination more »

Mar 26, 2012 12:00 AM , Guest Columns

On February 2, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee amended and reported out its Surface Transportation Reauthorization bill, more »

Feb 8, 2012 12:00 AM , Guest Columns