Federal Court Slaps Down EPA?
Last Friday, a federal court threw out a set of new restrictions on the manufacture and storage of cement that had been imposed by the EPA.
According to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the EPA’s actions were “arbitrary and capricious” because it failed to give adequate notice to the manufacturers.
The EPA had targeted the Portland Cement Company, but the Portland Cement Association fought back in court. The cement industry nationwide employees 17,000 at 100 facilities in 36 states.
The cement association claimed that the EPA rules would force the closure of at least 18 plants and result in the loss of 15,000 jobs (both directly and indirectly associated with the cement industry.
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