Friday, June 12, 2009

Black Liquor Takes Down Skookumchuck

Tembec said Thursday it is shutting down its Skookumchuck mill, citing the U.S. black liquor subsidy as a prime cause.

I've written about the U.S. "black liquor" subsidy on a number of occasions. It is apparently starting to bite (although, if you run a mill or any other kind of business, and there is an excuse to blame the shutdown of that business of some piece of regulation rather than poor business practices, you will inevitably use it, won't you?).

1 comment:

NBDUDE said...

It would also help our home work force if governments stopped the shipments of saw logs and other raw material that use to be processed in Canada but because of lobbyists and probably some kind of kickback to our political masters are now processed in the USA