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Our feature on page 20 outlines the battle taking place out West between Sierra Club California and California’s cement producers.
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The World Cement Association (WCA) announced that it has appointed Mohammed A. Al-Garni as vice president. As well as being a long-standing director and board member of the WCA, Al-Garni is chief executive officer of Saudi Cement Co.
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Ultracem of Colombia Anticipated a Need for Doubling Capacity and the Gamble Paid Off. By Mark S. Kuhar
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FLSmidth recently developed ECS/UptimeGo, a downtime analysis solution, to help plant staff identify issues that interrupt operation, and prevent unwanted future downtime.
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EPA Head Resigns from Post

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson released the following statement in late December resigning her position effective after President Obama’s State of the Union address this month:

“I want to thank President Obama for the honor he bestowed on me and the confidence he placed in me four years ago this month when he announced my nomination as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. At the time I spoke about the need to address climate change, but also said: ‘There is much more on the agenda: air pollution, toxic chemicals and children’s health issues, redevelopment and waste-site cleanup issues, and justice for the communities who bear disproportionate risk.’

“As the President said earlier this year when he addressed EPA’s employees, ‘You help make sure the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat are safe. You help protect the environment not just for our children but their children. And you keep us moving toward energy independence … We have made historic progress on all these fronts.’ So, I will leave the EPA confident the ship is sailing in the right direction, and ready in my own life for new challenges, time with my family and new opportunities to make a difference.”

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