New Timber Security Law expands the authority of the Georgia Forestry Commission to investigate, issue warrants and make arrests in timber theft cases. Previously the commission only had this authority in arson cases.
Following the signing of House Bill 790 – an initiative to strengthen Georgia’s timber theft and timber trespass statutes – the Georgia Forestry Association officially reinstated its timber theft reward program in order to provide greater security to member landowners who are concerned about protecting their timber assets.
At the 2014 Georgia Forestry Association Annual Conference in Hilton Head Island, SC, the Association recognized a group of individuals who have made a significant impact on the forestry community and success of the Association and the Foundation through their advocacy and educational efforts.
President Obama’s advisors would recommend that he veto a bill to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from expanding jurisdiction over waterways. The House of Representatives passed H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, 262-152 on Tuesday.
Gilman Building Products is set to debut a new, fully automated fingerjoint lumber factory that uses tree remnants and other recovered waste fiber and converts it into value added products.
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For more than 10 years, Interfor has been systematically acquiring and upgrading mills to position itself as one of the world’s largest lumber providers. Today, we have lumber operations in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and, most recently, Georgia.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently held public hearings in Atlanta on the agency’s proposal to curb power plant carbon dioxide emissions.
Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood urged Georgia lawmakers Tuesday to “get a little courage” and raise the state’s motor fuel tax.