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PCA intervene in Ozone case

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The Portland Cement Association (PCA), along with other national business groups and associations, filed a motion to intervene in the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit in a lawsuit filed by several special interest groups seeking to force the EPA to lower the National Ambient Air Quality Standard.

“The cement industry has for well over a century served as the foundation of economic development in the US. This is a responsibility we take seriously and with pride, as we do environmental stewardship. As part of our commitment to both the natural and the built environment, we continuously make significant investments in equipment, systems, and operating methods to improve efficiency and reduce environmental impacts. Thus far since 2000, these measures have contributed to an 18 percent reduction in US ozone levels,” said Michael Schon, Vice President and Counsel of Government Affairs at PCA.

“Ozone levels continue to drop, and today most areas meet or exceed the requirements set by EPA in 2008. Although this should be considered a great success, EPA is resetting the game by lowering ozone limits even further. This will likely make it impossible for the most difficult areas to comply.“Cement manufacturers will continue developing and deploying technologies to increase efficiency and reduce environmental impact, and will strive to meet all applicable rules and regulations.”

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