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Letter: NAFTA is responsible for closed paper mills

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The column about newsprint tariffs by Susan Rowell, publisher of The Lancaster News, shows that the writer has a short memory.
Not that long ago, most newsprint paper was made in the United States.
I can remember when a lot of old newsprint was recycled. The Boy Scouts and other organizations would go around and collect the old paper and sell it to the paper mills.
That all ended when NAFTA came along, and the U.S. mills could not compete with the lower-cost paper coming from Canada. The American mills closed down and put thousands of people out of work.


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