SEATTLE, June 9, 2015 (Press Release) -The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) and the Clearwater Paper Corporation (Clearwater Paper) have reached a settlement regarding Clean Air Act violations at Clearwater Paper's Lewiston, Idaho, pulp mill. Clearwater Paper is the country's largest provider of private label tissue to retail grocery chains and a major bleached paperboard manufacturer.Read more
SAVANNAH, GA, May 11, 2015 (Savannah Morning News) -Another dozen neighbors of Georgia Pacific have filed lawsuits complaining that hydrogen sulfide from the paper mill's sludge fields is damaging their property.
The lawsuits filed April 30 in Superior Court in Effingham County join two other lawsuits on the same topic that began winding their way through the court process in 2010.Read more
ST PETERSBURG, Russia, April 14, 2015 (Press Release) -Ilim Group will allocate over RUB 500 million to implement environmental actions in Bratsk in 2015, said Vasily Konovalov, Director Occupational Health, Environmental and Industrial Safety of the Bratsk Mill of Ilim Group, at the regular meeting of the Environmental Committee at the Bratsk City Duma.Read more
IGGESUND, Sweden, March 31, 2015 (Press Release) -Iggesund Paperboard's Swedish pulp and paperboard production facility, Iggesund Mill, reduced its fossil carbon dioxide emissions by 86 per cent from 2013 to 2014 from what was already a low level. The reduction is partly due to the investment in a new recovery boiler, which was completed in 2012.Read more
DRYDEN, ON, Feb. 12, 2015 (CNW) -Domtar is pleased that the Ontario Minister of Environment today has announced an extensive consultation on climate change recognizing the many complexities such policy will seek to address.Read more
HALIFAX, NS, Dec. 1, 2014 (Chronicleherald.ca) -The province and Northern Pulp are hailing recent stack test results from the Pictou County kraft pulp mill as a step in the right direction.
A longtime critic of the mill's emissions is not so sure.
"The emissions coming from the mill are moving in the right direction," Environment Minister Randy Delorey said Friday. "They are improving. I'm hoping that the residents of Pictou are experiencing those improvements in their air quality as well."Read more
UPM has achieved a top position with the highest possible score, 100, on The A List in the CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014. UPM was the only paper and forest products company in the world with A100 level.Read more
EVERETT, WA, Aug. 26, 2014 (Local News) -The city has filed a lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. over the company's failure to cover its former waterfront pulp-mill site with topsoil.
When the company shut down the mill in 2012 and received a permit to demolish buildings on the site, it was with the stipulation that the rubble be covered with topsoil and that grass be planted to contain pollution on the site, the city says.Read more
PICTOU, NS, Dec. 24, 2013 (Local News) - Pictou West MLA Karla MacFarlane has raised concerns about emissions and compliance from Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation in questions directed to Minister of Environment Randy Delorey.
He came back on Dec. 11 with a document tabled in the legislature that gave specifics on compliance to address MacFarlane's questions.Read more