Sen. Roger Wicker wants science-based ‘green’ programs

While many have gone gaga over environmentally friendly green buildings, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., said Tuesday that some energy-efficient standards are hurting the American wood products industry.

Wicker made the comments while visiting J.T. Shannon Lumber Co. and its subsidiary, Shamrock Plank Flooring, in Horn Lake.

Company officials say the business is in a growth mode now, but the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards, commonly known as LEED, is a sore subject for them.

Commercial Appeal