Portland Cement Association applauds Trump's Energy Independence Executive Order
"PCA applauds President Trump for revisiting regulations that have a significant impact on the nation's cement manufacturers, such as those in the EO issued," said PCA Executive Vice President Todd Johnston. "Over numerous objections from states, industry groups, and policy makers, EPA issued the Clean Power Plan in a manner that exceeded the agency's statutory authority. The social cost of carbon figures were developed without necessary transparency and public input. All relevant stakeholders, including regulated industry, must have a voice in the development of national policies related to energy independence, including climate change. This should be done in a fair and open forum that relies on the best science available and conforms to existing law."
The US cement industry body's statement says that it "recognises its critical role 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 minimal environmental footprint."