March 2, 2017, WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Portland Cement Association (PCA) today issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order regarding Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS).
“We applaud the President’s directive that EPA and the Corps reconsider the WOTUS rule. While our industry supports protecting our nation’s waters and wetlands, the WOTUS rule extends federal jurisdiction well beyond what’s needed to do so, and beyond reason. We look forward to supporting the Administration’s efforts to propose a new rule that’s focused on achieving the Clean Water Act’s objectives without placing unnecessary hurdles on states, local communities, property owners, and the regulated community.”
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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For more information: Holly Arthur, firstname.lastname@example.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.