Maine Gov. Paul LePage ordered expansion of the standards of green building used for state construction to include other forest certification programs besides the Forest Stewardship Council (NRDC) program.
Sami Yassa, a forestry specialist with the Natural Resources Defense Council, said that the move amounted to "greenwashing" and that it "turns Maine's once-great green building program into business-as-usual."
The FSC program is administered through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and requires wood to be harvested in a sustainable way.
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