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2018 - Federal

GPI Requests Administration Renominate Deb Miller to Surface Transportation Board (STB), October 17th, 2018

GPI Supports Public Hearing and Input Opportunity for Liqeufied Natural Gas Exports (LNG) Exports (Amendment to H.R. 4606), September 6th, 2018

GPI, Rail Customer Coaliton Issue Press Release on Surface Transportation Board (STB) Nominations, April 24th, 2018

GPI Joins with Rail Customer Coalition in Letter to Senate Commerce Committee Chairman, In Support of Pending Surface Transportation Board (STB) Nominees, April 9, 2018

GPI Urges Congress to Include Soda Ash Royalty Rate Reduction as Part of Omninbus Budget Bill, March 8, 2018

GPI Member Company Executives Join in Letter to White House, Urging Action on Surface Transportation Board (STB) Commission Appointments, January 16, 2018

2018 - State

GPI Submits Comments to Maryland Dept. of Environment on Agency's Proposal to Revise Recycling and Recovery Metrics, October 26, 2018

GPI Requests Fair Benchmark for NOx Emissions Standards in San Joaquin Valley, California, September 28, 2018

GPI Joins other California Industries and Businesses, Urging the Air Resources Board to Address Price Ceiling, Leakage and other Elements within the Cap and Trade Program, May 10, 2018

GPI Highlights the Important Role Vermont's Bottle Bill Recycling Program Plays in Quality Glass Recycling, April 17, 2018

GPI Opposes Iowa House File 575, Legislation that Would Repeal Iowa's Bottle Bill Recycling Program, March 20, 2018

GPI Supports Connecticut Governor's Proposal to Strengthen Bottle Bill Recycling Program, March 2, 2018

GPI Letter to Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality, In Opposition to Proposed Commingled Recycling List that Excludes Glass, February 28, 2018

GPI Supports Hawaii Seante Bill 3099, Setting an 85% Recovery Benchmark for Containers Bottle Bill Program, February 12, 2018

GPI Opposes Efforts in Maine to Reduce the Redemption Value of Beverage Containers in Bottle Bill Program, February 6, 2018

GPI Opposes Efforts to Weaken Recycling Contracts in Florida (House Bill 1149 and Seante Bill 1308), January 18 and 22, 2018

2017 - Federal

GPI Joins Select Organizations in Key Meeting with Surface Transportation Board Commissioners, December 6th, 2017

GPI Joins Trade Associations Requesting Congress not Levy Taxes on Association Revenue, November 2, 2017

GPI Joins the Rail Customer Coalition in Requesting Increased Communications with the Surface Transportation Board, November 2, 2017

GPI Comments to the Federal Energy Regualtory Commission (FERC) on Grid Reliability and Energy Resiliency (DoE's Energy Proposal)November 1, 2017

GPI Urges EPA to Recodify Waters of the US (WOTUS) Back to Preexisting Rules, September 25, 2017

GPI and Rail Customer Coalition (RCC) Urge Congressional and Agency Action on Rail Service Issues, August 14, 2017

GPI and Member Companies Urge Congress to Support H.R. 806 and S. 263, The Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017, July 18, 2017

GPI Urges House Natural Resources Committee to Vote YES on H.R. 1399, the American Soda Ash Competitiveness Act, June 22, 2017

GPI Joins Key Customer Organizations, Encouraging House Appropriatons Committee Members to Increase Truck Weight, May 25, 2017

GPI Joins the Rail Customer Coalition in Support of Patrick Fuchs, Anne Begeman to STB and STB Permanent Chair Positions, May 23, 2017

GPI Urges Senate Finance Committee to Retain Interest Deductibility as Part of Tax Reform, May 22, 2017

GPI Offers Strong Support for S. 951, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017, May 16, 2017

GPI Supports Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) Reform, March 20, 2017

GPI Supports the American Soda Ash Competitiveness Act, S. 567 & H.R. 1399, March 17, 2017

GPI Urges Members of Congress to Support the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2017, February 23, 2017

GPI Submits Reply Comments to Surface Transportation Board on Competitive Switching Proposal, January 13, 2017

2017 - State

GPI Provides Final Comments on CalRecycle Packaging Reform EffortOctober 31, 2017

GPI Thanks California Legislators for Extending and Improving Cap and Trade ProgramAugust 14, 2017

GPI Comments on CalRecycle's Packaging Screening Priority Guidance DocumentAugust 4, 2017

GPI Urges Massachusetts TEU Committee to Reject Bottle BIll Repeal and Replace LegislationJune 13, 2017

GPI Supports Funding for North Carolina's State Recycling Grant DivisionMay 15, 2017

GPI Opposes Connecticut Legisaltive Effort to Repeal Bottle Bill Program, March 11, 2017

GPI Opposes Partial Repeal of Maine's Bottle Bill Reycling Program, March 10, 2017

GPI Opposes Repeal of Iowa's Bottle Bill Recycling Program, House Study Bill 163February 27, 2017

GPI Provides Strong Support for Fayetteville, Arkansas' Curbside Sort and Drop-Off Recycling ProgramFebruary 17, 2017

GPI Testimony to the California Air Resources Board on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Market-Based Compliance Mechanisms Regulation January 20, 2017

2016 - Federal

GPI Member Company Presidents and CEOs Join Industry Leaders, Urging Trump Transition Team to Promote Rail Shipper Initiatives at the Surface Transportation BoardDecember 15, 2016

GPI Aligns with Rail Shipper Coalition to Submit Comments to Surface Transportation Board, urging they Adopt Competitive Swithcing Proposal, October 27, 2016 

Glass Container Industry Joins Dozens of Trade Organizations, Urging Congress to Support Competitive Switching Proposal for Rail Shippers, September 7, 2016

GPI Aligns with Rail Customer Coalition, Urging the Surface Transportation Board to Move Quickly on Rate Case Challenge Reform, August 1, 2016

GPI Joins Rail Customer Coalition (RCC), in Requesting the Surface Transportation Board Consider Equitable Arbitration Procedures for the Rail Shipping Industry, June 13, 2016

GPI Asks House Members to Vote Yes on H.R. 4775, The Ozone Standards Implementation Act, June 6, 2016

GPI Urges House and Senate Leadership to Pass H.R. 4775, which would Streamline Requirements and Permit Industry Additional Time to Comply with the 2015 Ozone Standards, April 18, 2016 

GPI Joins other Trade Associations in Requesting the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to Move Forward Quickly on Required Rail Reforms to Improve Shipping for Member Companies and Suppliers to the Glass Container Industry, February 9, 2016 

GPI Urges Congressional Appropriators to Set Aside Sufficient Funds for Improvements to Rail Shipping, Arbitration Dispute and Improved Rail Metrics, February 9, 2016

2016 - State

GPI Urges California Air Resources Board (CARB) to Extend Full Industry Assistance in Cap-and-Trade Program, November 4, 2016

In Support of the Massachusetts Beverage Container Recycling Refund Program (BCRRP), October 14, 2016

GPI Urges California Air Resources Board (CARB) to Continue Maximum Assistance for State's Glass Container Manufacturers, Post 2020September 19, 2016

GPI Requests the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Continue to Provide Maximum Assistance to the Glass Container Manufacturing Industry, as Participant in the State's Cap and Trade ProgramJune 10, 2016 

GPI has requested Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner reconsider and the City Council vote down a proposed recycling contract that would remove glass from the city's curbside recycling program, March 20, 2016

GPI Opposes Repeal of Massachusetts Beverage Container Recycling Refund Program, and Attempt to Implement a 1-Cent Per Container Tax to Fund Single Stream Recycling March 15, 2016

GPI Requests Connecticut Legislature Reject Attempt to Replace Beverage Container Recycling Refund Program with a Non-Refundable Tax to Fund Recycling Programs for Residents, March 11, 2016

GPI Provides Testimony for Maryland House Bill 862, to Create a Beverage Container Recycling Refund Program for the State, March 4, 2016

GPI Provides Support for California Assembly Bill 2576, which would Appropriate Revenue from the State's Cap and Trade Program to Enhance Glass Recycling Efforts, February 24, 2016

GPI Provides Testimony for Maryland Senate Bill 367, to create a Beverage Container Recycling Refund Program for the State, February 18, 2016

GPI Supportive of Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett's Delay of City's Mixed Waste Processing Facility, (aka dirty MRF), February 17, 2016

GMP (Glass Container Industry Union Workforce) Supports Maryland Senate Bill 367, to Create a Beverage Container Recycling Refund Program and Improve Glass RecyclingFebruary 10, 2016

2015 - Federal

GPI Urges all Members of Congress to Support S. 1562 and H.R. 2903, the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2015December 8, 2015 

GPI Joins Other Members of the Recycling Industries Coalition (RIC) to Push Back Against Proposed Mixed Waste Processing Facility for Berkeley County, SC, November 19, 2015

GPI Urges Congressional Leadership to Pass S. 808, Which Would Improve Service to Rail Shippers, November 18, 2015

GPI Joins Other Associations in Requesting that Congress Maintain the Current Ozone Designation of 75 ppb, November 7, 2015

GPI Urges OSHA to Continue Current Guidelines on Accident and Injury Reporting Requirements, October 28, 2015

GPI Supports Efforts to Delay Positive Train Control (PTC) Requirement to Ensure Delivery of Commodities to Glass Container Manufacturing Plants via Rail, October 23, 2015

GPI Supports Federal Legislation (S. 2031) to Reduce the Royalty Rate Paid by Soda Ash Companies, October 1, 2015

GPI Signs onto Letter to the Obama Adminstration, requesting the retainment of the current National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), July 29, 2015

GPI Signs on to Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee, Encouraing Adequate FY 2016 Funding for the Surface Transportation Board (STB)June 23, 2015

In Support of S. 808, Surface Transportation Board (STB) Reauthorization, to Increase Avenues and Recourse for GPI Members Shipping Raw Materials and Products via RailMarch 24, 2015

GPI Comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the Proposal to Lower the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS)March 18, 2015

In Support of H.R. 767, the Fair BEER Act, to Reduce the Federal Excise Tax on all BrewersFebruary 18, 2015

In Support of Terrorism Risk Insurance Reauthorization (TRIA) - Provision Included to Protect GPI Member Companies from Restrictive Requirements on Derivative TransactionsJanuary 7, 2015

2015 - State

GPI Provides Testimony in Support of Iowa's Bottle Bill Recycling Program, October 19, 2015

In Oppositon to the Indianapolis Covanta Proposal to Construct a Mixed Waste Processing Facility, September 10, 2015

In Opposition to Modifying Maine's Beverage Container Recycling Refund ProgramApril 23, 2015

In Support of Maryland Senate Bill 684, to Create a Beverage Container Recycling Refund Program for the StateMarch 10, 2015

In Support of Maryland House Bill 982, to Create a Beverage Container Recycling Refund Program for the StateMarch 4, 2015

In Opposition to Revising Iowa's Beverage Container Recycling Refund ProgramFebruary 9, 2015

In Support of Increased Funding for Recycling Efforts and Grants for IndianaFebruary 2, 2015

2014 - Federal

Glass Container Industry Highlights Concerns with EPA's Proposed Power Plant RuleDecember 1, 2014

GPI Testimony to OSHA Concerning Proposed Rulemaking on Crystalline SilicaMarch 28, 2014

GPI Offers Recommendations to OSHA Crystalline Silica RulemakingFebruary 11, 2014

2014 - State

GPI Responds to Inquiries from the Indiana Legislature on Recycling Opportunities for the StateOctober 17, 2014

GPI Testifies on the Importance of Glass Recycling to Indiana State LegislatureSeptember 25, 2014

GPI Opposes Mixed Waste Processing Facility (MWPF) for IndianapolisJuly 16, 2014

GPI Provides Testimony in Support of Improving Massachusetts' Beverage Container Recycling Refund ProgramMarch 6, 2014

GPI Provides Testimony in Opposition to Removal of Liquor Containers from Vermont's Beverage Container Recycling Refund ProgramFebruary 25, 2014

GPI Provides Testimony in Support of a Beverage Container Recycling Refund Program for MarylandFebruary 20, 2014

GPI Offers Testimony to Minnesota Legislature on Recycling EffortsJanuary 14, 2014

2013 - Federal

GPI Testimony in Support of H.R. 957, Legislation to Reduce the Royalty Rate for Soda Ash ProductionMay 14, 2013

EPA Letter to GPI in response to comments on the MSW ReportJanuary 17, 2013

2013 - State

GPI Provides Testimony on Massachusetts Single Stream Study BillJune 27, 2013

GPI Voices Support for Reinstatement of Funding for North Carolina Recycling ProgramsMay 15, 2013

In Opposition to an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Program for North CarolinaMay 13, 2013

In Support of Container Recycling Refund Program for TexasApril 22, 2013

GPI Submits Testimony in Support of Strengthening Iowa's Beverage Container Recycling Refund ProgramApril 3, 2013

GPI Encourages Indiana State Legislative Leadership to Consider Beverage Container Recycling ProgramApril 1, 2013

GPI Offers Guidance to Vermont on Draft Analysis of Recycling Program CostsMarch 29, 2013

In Support of Legislation to Create a Beverage Container Recycling Refund Program for TexasMarch 26, 2013

GPI Initial Comments to Draft Vermont State Solid Waste and Recycling Analysis ReportMarch 12, 2013

GPI Recommendations for California Cap and Trade Program Auction RevenuesMarch 8, 2013

GPI Testimony in Support of Maryland HB 1085: Statewide Container Recycling Incentive ProgramMarch 8, 2013

GPI Testimony in Support of Maryland Bill HB 1087: Bar and Restaurant Recycling BillMarch 8, 2013

GPI Testimony in Support of Maryland Bill SB 641: Statewide Container Recycling Incentive ProgramMarch 5, 2013

2012 - Federal

GPI Letter to FDA in Response to Petition Related to Bisphenol-ASeptember 17, 2012

GPI Response to Questions from House Energy and Commerce Committee from Recycling HearingAugust 24, 2012

In support of improving national recycling data U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing, June 27, 2012

GPI Comments to the EPA on the National Dialogue on Sustainable Financing for Recycling at the Municipal LevelFebruary 9, 2012

2012 - State

Communication to California Air Resources Board (CARB) on Benchmarking for Glass Container FacilitiesSeptember 18, 2012

GPI Comments to CARB on Leakage of Jobs Due to Impact of the Cap and Trade ProgramAugust 30, 2012

In support of legislation to recommend a container deposit refund program for MarylandMarch 2, 2012

In Support of Legislation to Recommend a Bar and Restaurant Recycling Program for South CarolinaMay 2, 2012

2011 - Federal

GPI comments to improve the EPA's Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) ReportSeptember 30, 2011

GPI Letter to CARB on the impact of the Cap and Trade ProgramAugust 8, 2011

Testimony in Support of Reducing the Royalty Rate on Soda Ash ProductionAugust 2, 2011

In Support of Legislation to Reduce the Federal Excise Tax on BeerApril 15, 2011

2011 - State

California Assemblymember Galgiani Letter to CARB in Support of an Appropriate Emissions Benchmark for GlassOctober 14, 2011

2010 - Federal

GPI Comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on the Green Guide RevisionDecember 10, 2010

In Opposition to Legislation that would Alter the Existing Alcohol Regulatory StructureJuly 20, 2010

2010 - State

In opposition to the Proposed Repeal of the Container Deposit Refund Program for DelawareApril 21, 2010

2008 - Federal

GPI Comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on the Green Guide RevisionMay 19th, 2008

 

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