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February 17, 2017

PCA Welcomes Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator

Feb. 17, 2017, WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Portland Cement Association (PCA) today welcomed confirmation of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency by the U.S. Senate.

“We congratulate Mr. Pruitt on his confirmation, and look forward to working with him in the years ahead,” said PCA President and CEO James G. Toscas.  “His experience and background are strong indicators that we will see a common-sense approach to regulations that protect public health and the environment.  We have always believed that the best regulatory solutions derive from adherence to the intent of the enabling legislation, together with an honest consideration of the perspectives and concerns of all involved, including public stakeholders, the regulating agency, and the regulated industry. We believe and expect that Mr. Pruitt will restore balance to the regulatory process."

Cement and concrete are vital and fundamental underpinnings of our built civilization.  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 with minimum environmental footprint. 

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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

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