AC-T: Canton mill closer to meeting new EPA rules

North Carolina and Haywood County are helping Evergreen Packaging meet new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency boiler regulations that will cost the plant $50 million over the next five years, the Asheville Citizen-Times reported Wednesday.

The N.C. Department of Commerce has agreed to give the company $2.1 million and the county has committed $700,000 to meet a company grant goal of $2.8 million.

“That is a good start,” said Sen. Jim Davis, R-Franklin, who has been involved in getting the grant. “We’ve got a long way to go. We need to do everything we can to keep that business alive and well.”


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