Members Of U.S. Lumber Lobby Exposed

Posted on Thursday, January 12 at 14:22 by Anonymous
“Everyone on that list is a member,” acknowledged Harry Clark, a lawyer at Dewey Ballantine in Washington. “But that's not the membership list. It's just part of the membership.” The list includes several large, mostly public, companies, long suspected to be active in the coalition. These include International Paper Co. of Stamford, Conn., Sierra Pacific Industries of Redding, Calif., Temple-Inland Inc. of Austin, Tex., Potlatch Corp. of Spokane, Ore., and Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. of Seattle, Wash. Also on list are officials at a clutch of large, private lumber companies from across the United States, including Seneca Sawmill Co. of Eugene, Ore., Stimson Lumber Co. of Portland, Ore., New South Cos. Inc. of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Hampton Affiliates of Portland, Ore., Moose River Lumber Co. of Moose River, Me., Riley Creek of Laclede, Idaho, Shukualak Lumber of Shukualak, Miss., Gulf Lumber Co. of Mobile, Ala., Swanson Group Inc. of Glendale, Ore., and Tolleson Lumber of Perry, Ga. Many Canadians have long wondered how a relatively obscure industry group has for decades successfully convinced the U.S. government and Congress of the merits of its grievances against its Canadian rivals. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060111.wsoftwoodd0111/BNStory/Business/ [Proofreader's note: this article was edited for spelling and typos on January 12, 2006]

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