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Domtar paper mill in Cornwall
Domtar paper mill in Cornwall

After Domtar, Mixed Outlook for Timber

2006 brings the shutdown of another paper mill that was once a major buyer of North Country timber. Domtar will close its mill in Cornwall, Ontario on March 31st, laying off more than 500 people. Many loggers in northern New York have been hit hard by the closure. But as David Sommerstein reports, some see hope for an industry that's been struggling for years.  Go to full article

New Ownership Delays Chatham Plant

A Vancouver-based lumber company finalized the purchase of a proposed chipboard plant in St. Lawrence County earlier this month. After years of delays due to legal wrangling, the company may wait several more years to build the plant. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Judge Sides With Chipboard Plant in Harsh Ruling

Critics trying to stop the construction of a chipboard plant in St. Lawrence County were dealt a major blow in court last week. A State Supreme Court Judge threw out a lawsuit regarding the plant's air pollution permit. In an unusual decision, the judge also barred further lawsuits and ordered the plaintiffs to pay thousands of dollars in court costs. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Four Years On, Chatham Still in Court

A Vancouver-based lumber company is finalizing the purchase of a chipboard mill in St. Lawrence County. Ainsworth Lumber will buy the plant from Chatham Forest Products. But the factory has yet to be built. A dispute over an emissions permit has tied up the project in lawsuits since 2001. Supporters say the plant would boost an ailing forest industry. But environmentalists say it would pollute North Country air more than developers are letting on. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

DEC on Chatham's Emission Tests

To learn more about how the DEC would monitor the chipboard plant's air emissions, David Sommerstein spoke with the DEC spokesman Steve Litwiler. He says the company will have to do an initial smokestack test 180 days after it starts production.  Go to full article

For New Lisbon Chipboard Mill, One Step Closer

Lisbon residents are one step closer to seeing a new chipboard manufacturing plant in their town. A Canadian lumber company announced it intends to build the plant. They would purchase the rights from Chatham Forest, which won its permit last December, after a 5-year battle with environmental groups.  Go to full article

Chatham Plant Court Challenge Continues

A planned chipboard factory in St. Lawrence County that would employ more than 100 people remains stalled in court cases. A federal appeals court ruled recently that people who live near the site could continue a lawsuit seeking tighter pollution controls. The ruling reversed a lower court's decision. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

County Legislators to vote on support of Chatham Plant Tonight

St. Lawrence County legislators will vote tonight on whether to actively support the proposed Chatham Forest Products plant in Lisbon.  Go to full article

DEC Weighs Chatham Permit Options

Now, state regulators are weighing their options. Environmentalists see the decision as a major victory against smokestack industry in the region, but economic developers say it's just a technicality.  Go to full article

EPA to Review Chatham Permit

Half a year after state and county officials gave Chatham Forest Products the go-ahead to build a chipboard plant in northwestern St. Lawrence County, federal regulators are going to review the factory's air pollution permit. As David Sommerstein reports, the action stems from the efforts of a local activist.  Go to full article

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