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LCA Statement Regarding Creation of EPA Office of Environmental Justice

“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. Last November while in Louisiana, EPA Administrator Michael Regan refused to meet with us or any of our industry members to discuss how we can partner together to improve long standing health challenges across our state. They then again denied a meeting in Washington D.C. earlier this year. Louisiana’s chemical industry directly employs more than 29,000 Louisianians and supports local communities through tax revenue for schools, infrastructure and public safety. The fact is Louisiana’s chemical industry is committed to the safety and prosperity of Louisiana and its citizens. Administrator Regan should finally sit down with us so we can work together to benefit Louisiana.” - Greg Bowser, President and CEO, Louisiana Chemical Association

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