The Portland Cement Association (PCA) 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: restoring a respect for the rule of law, ending regulation through litigation, and 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.
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.