In the September/October 2007 issue of Crossties, the Railway Ties Association magazine, the Creosote Council responded to New York and New Jersey’s legislation prohibiting future installation of creosote-treated marine or foundation piling.
“In July 2007, both New York and New Jersey enacted legislation prohibiting future installation of creosote-treated marine or foundation piling. Those bills were the product of politics, not science. Even though the Creosote Council (CCIII) mounted an enormous effort to defeat the legislation over a period of many years, it was ultimately unsuccessful in preventing a larger, better funded, and more politically active opponent from achieving its goal. It is important for members of the wood preserving industry to understand what happened in New York and New Jersey—and why—so that the industry can prepare itself for the next legislative threats to wood preservatives.”