Washington Observer

December 2005
ENR: Engineering News-Record;12/5/2005, Vol. 255 Issue 22, p9
Trade Publication
The article presents information on developments related to the construction industry in the U.S. The U.S.-Canada trade fight over softwood lumber is still simmering. The U.S. Commerce Department on November 22 said it would follow a North American Free Trade Agreement panel's instructions and trim duties on lumber imports from Canada. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says that spending on Superfund construction, post-construction and emergency response rose 3% in fiscal 2005, to $524 million. U.S. President George W. Bush has resumed an appeal for an immigration plan that would tighten border security but also allow "temporary workers."


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