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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.
The following is a statement from Louisiana Chemical Association President Greg Bowser regarding Governor John Bel Edwards’ Climate Initiatives Task Force Climate Action Plan
“The Louisiana Chemical Association and our member companies are committed to finding real solutions to protect the world around us without jeopardizing the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Louisiana workers. While I voted in support of Gov. Edwards’ Climate Action Plan, I remain concerned about certain provisions that could threaten our state’s most important industries and largest job creators."
The following is a statement from Louisiana Chemical Association President Greg Bowser regarding the EPA’s Announcement on Industry in Louisiana.
“We remain disappointed that U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan did not meet with us or with any of our industry members during his visit to Louisiana last November, despite our requests."
The Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA) is providing these dissents to the Governor’s Office on the Climate Initiatives Task Force’s (CITF) Final Portfolio of Climate Strategies and Actions (Final Portfolio). LCA is a nonprofit Louisiana corporation, composed of 63 members with over 100 chemical manufacturing plant sites in Louisiana.
LCA is optimistic heading into 2022!
As we prepare for 2022, we are optimistic for the future of Louisiana’s chemical industry. While the world continues to change around us, we are able to adapt and overcome any circumstance or obstacle that comes our way.