House subcommittee passes cement deregulation bill

09/16/2011 | Tulsa World (Okla.)

A bill intended to stop what its author, Rep. John Sullivan, R-Okla., called burdensome regulations on cement plants was approved Tuesday by a House subcommittee and will move on to the full House Energy and Commerce Committee. "The Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act specifically outlines a path for common-sense regulation without eviscerating one-fifth of the U.S. cement sector by sending thousands of jobs permanently overseas, driving up construction prices or forcing us to import materials from countries where they will be produced with greater pollution," Sullivan said.

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