Cement Industry Implications of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule that would regulate the power sector and industrial sources, including cement plants, for nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, beginning in 2026. While there is a need for greater investment in U.S. cement production capabilities, costly new regulations with the potential for plant closures would only work to constrain domestic manufacturing. The supply gap has been increasingly filled by imports. This would increasingly be the case if the proposed rule took effect.

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