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Maine omnibus energy bill will benefit paper mills with natural gas alternatives

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Maine omnibus energy bill will benefit paper mills with natural gas alternatives

June 17, 2013 - 11:12
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BANGOR, ME, June 17, 2013 (Bangor Daily News) -It's not everyday that we get to announce good news for Maine's manufacturing sector, but, with the Maine Legislature's recent overwhelming passage of the omnibus energy bill, we can. We both approach this bill with a unique understanding of how important this legislation is for Maine's economy and for the thousands of families dependent on paper mills and other industrial facilities in communities around the state.

We've spent decades in the pulp and paper industry and have seen how energy costs can be the make-or-break factor in a mill's success. Global competition and the economic recession of the past several years have piled challenges on our state's factories and mills, from increases in the cost of doing business to major changes in the markets for their products.

Bangor Daily News - What natural gas can do for Maine paper mills and workers

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