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U.S. cuts softwood tariffs by half for Canadian lumber as trade dispute lingers

The U.S. Department of Commerce is lowering tariffs against most Canadian softwood producers by half, but the long-running trade dispute lingers as Canada plans to appeal the decision to maintain punitive duty rates.

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Class-action lawsuit against New-Indy can continue, federal judge rules

Complaints about the odors seemingly coming from the paper mill have dated back to 2020.

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Paper Excellence and J&F remain at odds over Eldorado deal after court ruling

Canada's Paper Excellence said it had been authorized by a Brazilian court to conclude the acquisition of outstanding shares of Brazilian pulpmaker Eldorado Brasil Celulose, a statement immediately challenged by Eldorado's majority owner.

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Legal pause between Northern Pulp, N.S. government extended

The pause on legal wrangling between the Nova Scotia government and Northern Pulp is being extended, but it's unclear for how long.

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Lawsuit filed against New-Indy for CAA, EPA violations

A group of community members has filed a citizen suit against New-Indy Containerboard paper mill for Clean Air Act violations.

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Canton, N.C. Evergreen paper mill files federal civil complaint in 2020 deadly fire

Evergreen Packaging is asking a jury to award more than $16,000,000 in damages.

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Tla'amin Nation lays claim to Catalyst Paper Tis'kwat mill site

Tla'amin Nation has written to Paper Excellence laying claim to the Catalyst Paper Tis'kwat mill site and Lot 450.

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Port Townsend mill fined $27,000 for water quality violations

Repeated water quality violations at the Port Townsend Paper Corporation (PTPC) mill in Port Townsend led to a $27,000 penalty from the Washington Department of Ecology. Pollution above permitted levels can negatively impact the aquatic environment.

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Irving CEO banned from Russia, says Russian Foreign Ministry

Jim Irving, who along with his brother Robert, serves as co-CEO of J.D. Irving Ltd., appears on a list of 26 Canadians who are banned from entering Russia.

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Graphic Packaging settles lawsuit over workplace accident

Montgomery "Monte" Crompton was blasted with 200-degree steam for nearly a minute on his face, upper torso, legs and back while working to repair a hole in a blowdown header in the mill's powerhouse Jan. 16, 2019, according to a complaint filed in June 2020.

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Riverkeeper settles with Weyerhaeuser for $600,000 after alleged water quality violations

Weyerhaeuser will pay $600,000 after reaching a settlement with Columbia Riverkeeper, despite denying allegations it had broken state water quality laws.

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Georgia-Pacific waited too long to sue over PCB Superfund cleanup

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Georgia-Pacific's 2010 lawsuit was time-barred because its own liability had been established in a separate lawsuit against other companies in 1998, even though the damages were unknown at that point.

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Columbia Pulp ordered to relinquish assets to property manager in postponement of sale for debts

Columbia Pulp LLC, headquartered in Dayton, was ordered to hand over its assets to a property management group just a few days before a court order would have mandated an auction of the multi-million dollar pulp mill on the Columbia County Courthouse steps.

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Court orders Nova Scotia into mediation with Northern Pulp

The order demands closed-door negotiations between the province and Northern Pulp over the former's alleged liability for forcing the closure of the Boat Harbour effluent treatment facility a decade before the expiry of the company's lease to the provincially owned facility.

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EEOC Sues International Paper for Disability Discrimination

Memphis-based International Paper, Co., one of the world's largest producers of fiber-based products such as packaging materials and fiber pulp, violated federal law by discriminating against an applicant based on his disability, ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder), the federal agency announced.

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Columbia Riverkeeper files lawsuit against Weyerhaeuser

The Columbia Riverkeeper filed a lawsuit accusing a timber company of violating stormwater quality laws at its Longview mill, the group said in a news release.

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Attorneys frustrated with delay in EPA's delivery of New-Indy documents

Frustration is growing in York County ahead of Friday's deadline for public comment on a proposed consent decree between the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and New-Indy Containerboard after regulators accused the paper mill of releasing dangerous levels of hydrogen sulfide into the air.

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Columbia Pulp ordered to pay $758K debt or property will be sold at courthouse

Columbia Pulp LLC has until April 15 to pay off a debt of $758,490.97 plus fees or its property near Starbuck will be sold to satisfy the judgment, according to Columbia County Superior Court papers posted on social media by that county's Sheriff's Office on Thursday, March 10.

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Longview, Washington paper mill NORPAC fined $68,000 for water quality violations

Repeated water quality violations at the North Pacific Paper Company LLC (NORPAC) mill in Longview led to a $68,000 penalty from the Washington Department of Ecology. Pollution above permitted levels can negatively impact human health and the environment.

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Longview, Washington Weyerhaeuser mill fined $40,000 for water quality violations

The Weyerhaeuser Company is being fined $40,000 for repeated water quality violations at its Longview mill. The Washington Department of Ecology is issuing the penalty to Weyerhaeuser for water pollution and failing to adequately monitor its stormwater and wastewater. Pollution above permitted levels can negatively impact human health and the environment.

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Northern Pulp wants B.C. court to force mediation in $450-million law suit against Nova Scotia

Northern Pulp has applied to the British Columbia Supreme Court to send its $450-million lawsuit against the province to mandatory mediation.

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SWM and ConvaTec Enter Long-Term Supply Agreement

Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. ("SWM" or "SWM International") and ConvaTec Ltd. ("ConvaTec") are pleased to announce that they have entered into a multi-year supply agreement in conjunction with their amicable resolution of pending litigation between the companies. Terms of the settlement and the commercial agreement were not disclosed.

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First Nation in Manitoba says province, logging company failed to consult

A First Nation in Manitoba says it has not been properly included in sustainable forest management practices and is asking for a judicial review into commercial logging in a provincial park.

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DuPont, Chemours beat back lawsuit over chemicals in N.Y. drinking water

U.S. District Judge Lewis Liman in Manhattan dismissed claims by water management company Suez Water New York Inc that E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Co and three related companies should pay for upgrades to five water-treatment plants in southern New York due to the companies' alleged role in pollution of the state's water with perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

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Verso Corp. to pay nearly $250,000 in settlement for 2020 fish kill on Escanaba River in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced on Wednesday a settlement with Verso Corp. over National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System violations at the company's Escanaba Mill.

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