The Portland Cement Association (PCA) congratulated Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler on his confirmation as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). PCA applauded the Senate for his confirmation, ensuring regulatory certainty for the cement and concrete industry, while guaranteeing the vital mission of the agency continues.

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PCA President and CEO Michael Ireland remarked, “We congratulate Mr. Wheeler on his confirmation. We encourage him to continue the balance protecting human health and the environment while providing America’s manufacturers the regulatory stability for economic growth.”

PCA endorsed Acting Administrator Wheeler in a letter last month, noting his strong institutional knowledge and leadership to enhance economic growth in American industries while protecting the environment. 

Ireland added, “The cement industry looks forward to continuing to work constructively with Wheeler to expand the use of alternative fuels, and modernize permitting to assist manufacturers in making efficiency improvements that will benefit industry and the public.