EPA chief to PCA Board: Better outcomes, environment; less litigation

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt outlined for PCA directors the key changes he envisions for an agency transitioning from the Obama to Trump Administration: 1) restoring respect for the rule of law, 2) ending regulation through litigation, and, 3) 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 told the PCA Board, assembled in Washington, D.C. for its spring meeting.

“We were honored to hear the Administrator shares our view that regulations are best driven by the law as Congress intended, as well as input from all relevant stakeholders, including the agency, public and private industry,” says PCA CEO James Toscas. “We are pleased Mr. Pruitt is at the helm of EPA to restore balance to regulations that protect people and the environment while enabling economic growth.”

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