Don't Let Dirty Companies Kill a Clean Bill

By Newsroom America Feeds at 30 Apr 2017

Dear Eric,

A handful of international companies that sell cement from around the world-- including California -- are trying to stop California from buying clean products.

Specifically, the cement companies are opposing Assembly Bill 262 (Bonta and Eggman), the Buy Clean California Act.

Don't let dirty manufacturers drown out the voices of manufacturers who have cleaned up their production processes. Urge your Assembly member to vote for AB 262 when it comes to the Assembly floor:

The Buy Clean bill requires the State of California to use its purchasing power to buy from manufacturers who have invested in cutting climate pollution when it buys certain construction materials for roads, bridges, state buildings and the like.

Cement isn't even mentioned in AB 262. But concrete is. Concrete is a mix of various materials, including cement.

There are many ways to reduce climate pollution created while making concrete, and one of those is to buy cement from less-polluting cement manufacturers.

The companies that have dirty cement facilities -- particularly out-of-state companies -- are opposing AB 262 to avoid having to clean up their production facilities.

Urge your Assembly member to vote for AB 262 when it comes to the Assembly floor:

Thanks for your help on this landmark bill.


Kathryn Phillips Director

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