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NewPage and industry opposition against legislation to stop black liquor energy payments irks Maryland lawmakers

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NewPage and industry opposition against legislation to stop black liquor energy payments irks Maryland lawmakers

March 08, 2013 - 05:11
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WASHINGTON, DC, March 8, 2013 (Washington Post) -A month ago, the manager of Luke paper mill in western Maryland pledged in writing to remain neutral on a bill in the state legislature that would curtail renewable energy payments to mills burning a residue called "black liquor."

The flip-flop irked key Maryland lawmakers, but the Luke mill manager was just one of a parade of people from the American Forest and Paper Association, the United Steelworkers and Dominion Resources who opposed the bill in hearings in Annapolis on Tuesday and Thursday.

Washington Post - Mill's stance on ‘black liquor' irks lawmakers

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