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May 09, 2017

Portland Cement Association Welcomes EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to Gathering of America’s Cement Producers

Administrator Keynotes 2017 PCA Spring Board Meeting and Industry Fly-In

May 9, 2017, WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Portland Cement Association (PCA) today welcomed U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who outlined his vision for the EPA and addressed regulatory issues of concern to America’s cement manufacturing industry. Speaking at the PCA Spring Board of Directors meeting, Pruitt expressed optimism and his vision of a new style of leadership at EPA.

“This is an exciting time to be serving as EPA Administrator,” Pruitt said as he discussed his leadership at the agency.  He laid out three core principles that will guide the Agency’s efforts to focus on its mission to protect public health and the environment:  1) restoring a respect for the rule of law, 2) ending regulation through litigation, and 3) establishing cooperative federalism which will restore consistency in permitting and give companies more certainty for their business.

“If we do these three things, we will have better outcomes, less litigation and ultimately a better environment,” Pruitt said. 

“We were honored to hear the Administrator shares our view that regulations are best driven by the law as Congress intended, as well as input from all relevant stakeholders, including the agency, public and private industry,” said PCA President and CEO James G. Toscas.  “Cement is the core ingredient in concrete, which provides the foundation for our economy and the infrastructure revival our country so desperately needs.  We are pleased Mr. Pruitt is at the helm of EPA to restore balance to regulations that protect people and the environment while enabling economic growth.

The U.S. cement industry recognizes the critical role it plays in sustaining American society, and takes this responsibility very seriously.  PCA and its members are committed to the safe and efficient manufacture of high-quality products while reducing their impact on the environment.

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For more information: Holly Arthur, harthur@cement.org 202-719-1979.

About PCA: The Portland Cement Association (PCA), founded in 1916, is the premier policy, research, education, and market intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers.  PCA members represent 92 percent of U.S. cement production capacity and have facilities in all 50 states.  The Association promotes safety, sustainability, and innovation in all aspects of construction, fosters continuous improvement in cement manufacturing and distribution, and generally promotes economic growth and sound infrastructure investment.  For more information, visit www.cement.org.

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