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State ban on environmentally friendly construction advances

State buildings would be effectively banned from using environmentally friendly construction standards known as LEED certification, under a measure passed Monday by a committee in the Georgia Senate.

The “wood wars” battle over the national certification system comes as the state's timber industry claims it discriminates against the use of local wood products that aren't registered through the Forest Stewardship Council.

Read more: http://www.myajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/state-ban-on-environmentally-friendly-construction/nkc76/

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