EconoSTATS and George Mason University hosted “Government Regulations: Practical Considerations for the U.S. Forest Industry And Their Impact on Consumers and Businesses” on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, November 12, 2013.
Panelists spoke to a standing-only room about the impact FSC regulations have on consumers, jobs and small business owners in the United States.
“They’re people who will be hurt by the kind of regulations that will be constricting commerce in our timber market,” said former Senator and Chair of the National Federation of Independent Business’s Small Business for Sensible Regulations Coalition Blanche Lincoln, from Arkansas, who spoke as a panelist at the event.
Other panelists included:
- Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC)- Keynote Speaker
- Stephen Posciask, Ph.D., President of the American Consumer Institute
- Wayne Winegarden, Ph.D., Contributing Editor of EconoSTATS at George Mason University
- Robert Lichter, Ph.D., Professor of Communication and Director of the Center for Media and Public Affairs and STATS at George Mason University
William Tucker, news editor for RealClearEnergy, served as moderator for the event.
The Hill event comes as a follow-up to a study completed by EconoSTATS in June, 2013.
For more coverage of the event and issue:
- Lawmaker decries green wood standards, The Hill
- Business groups calculate job losses from wood regs, E&E Greenwire
- Forest Certification Monopoly would Kill Jobs and Cost Consumers, ACI ConsumerGram