Weyerhaeuser Joins USCAP

The USCAP family has grown again.

Weyerhaeuser, one of the world’s biggest timber and paper products companies, announced today that it has joined the United States Climate Action Partnership.

That brings USCAP’s membership to 29 companies and NGO’s. The widely diverse members have all banded together to support passage of strong climate and clean energy legislation in Congress.

Weyerhaeuser joins such “strange bedfellows” as Shell Oil, Duke Energy, PepsiCo, General Electric, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Nature Conservancy– and, of course, EDF.

In a statement, Weyerhaeuser CEO Dan Fulton said:

The role of forest fiber in a low carbon economy will depend on the public policy concepts under debate in Washington, D.C. … we believe our membership [in USCAP] will help positively position sustainable forestry, biomass and forest products in these important policy discussions.

EDF is always happy to welcome another ally in the fight for a strong climate policy. We don’t always agree with Weyerhaeuser — or the other USCAP companies — on every issue. But the fact that such divergent voices all agree on this issue underscores how vital a climate bill is to our entire economy.

More details are in the New York Times and The Hill.

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One Comment

  1. astroknott
    Posted March 24, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    “But the fact that such divergent voices all agree on this issue underscores how vital a climate bill is to our entire economy.”

    You guys actually think these people “agree” with any of this? These folks have signed on through a combination of high handed governmental arm twisting and the promise of getting governmental “green” dollars.

    This is all a FRAUD! Everyone knows it now. It can’t be denied any longer. Why do you persist in perpetuating this ongoing lie? One would think that the truth would trump any political agenda but I guess I am naive. Always wanting to believe the best of people and continuing to be disappointed.