The Louisiana Chemical Association and the Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance are sister organizations representing a unified voice of chemical manufacturers, vendors and suppliers in Louisiana. Both organizations work with local and state officials, community organizations and business interests to promote a positive climate for chemical manufacturing that insures long term economic growth.
Over the last 30 years, Louisiana’s chemical industry has reduced air emissions by 75 percent. If the EPA is truly concerned about the wellbeing of communities in Louisiana, it should work with us; instead, we’ve seen the opposite.
Michael Bloomberg’s $85 million campaign against the petrochemical industry in the United States, and specifically in Louisiana, demonstrates how out of touch he and his friends are with reality. The truth is, the petrochemical industry is, and will continue to be, vital to ensure a safe and effective transition to a lower carbon, sustainable future.
The petrochemical industry is under attack unlike anything in recent history. While resistance to industry is nothing new, the challenges we face today hit in an area that is difficult to fight against without coming across as completely out-of-touch. In today’s world, many rely on emotion, paying no attention to facts.