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Time article TANGOON, Wyo.
(AP) Woodchippers in the western U.S. say they will not accept a $1 billion project to process wood from a new national forest.
A statement from the National Association of Wood Chippers says in the last two years, timber processors have agreed to the new $1,800-per-hectare, 3,000-acre project and the company has paid about $3 million toward the project.
A second statement from The Woodchipping Club of Wyoming, the state’s largest lumber industry, says the group supports the proposal.
The group is not representing all the processors in the region, but says it supports the project because of the jobs and economic impact.
The Woodchips’ statement says the project will not affect the timber trade.
It’s the first timber project in the U.C. Davis national forest since 2009.