On Monday, the US Environmental Protection Agency announced that it would not approve new cement standards for concrete because they didn’t address the climate change issue.
This comes as climate change and environmental regulations are expected to continue to take a big toll on the cement industry.
“The cement industry has already experienced a lot of challenges and we don’t see any clear path forward to overcome them,” said Joe Pappas, president of the cement association of America, the trade group for cement producers.
“It is time to take concrete out of the greenhouse gas cycle.”
In the past few years, the industry has seen the rise of cheap and readily available natural gas as a substitute for the costly cement that has to be imported.
But this means that most cement producers will be struggling to meet their supply needs in the future, and demand for the cement will only rise in the years to come.
In January, the American cement association estimated that global demand for cement could drop by as much as 10% by 2060, while the amount of available land in the US would drop by around 2%.
The EPA’s decision means that cement makers will need to find other ways to meet demand.
The industry has been investing heavily in new cement plants and the industry will need more than just cheap gas to keep up with demand.
The biggest threat to the industry comes from climate change.
The cement is made from a combination of natural and synthetic materials, and some are built from the soil, creating what is called a biodegradable concrete, which is considered a “green” material.
But these cement plants are also responsible for the climate impact of the carbon dioxide that comes from the burning of fossil fuels.
For example, the United States consumes nearly 10 million tons of cement a year, while more than half of the world’s cement is produced in China, which has been burning coal for more than a century.
The new rule was issued after the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreed to reduce carbon emissions from the global economy, but many experts have warned that it won’t be enough to meet the needs of the concrete industry, which accounts for around 1.3 million jobs.
According to the American Association of Concrete & Castings, more than 200 companies are still working on new technologies to make the cement more sustainable.
The new cement regulations, however, have been met with fierce opposition from some in the cement and construction industry.
The National Mining Association said the new rules are the wrong way to go, as cement is a crucial part of the construction industry and will only be made more so by increasing demand.
“The new rules put cement in a dangerous position,” said John Stearns, the group’s president.
“We are now faced with a dangerous and untenable situation.”
The Association of Manufacturers of Conventional Concrete said the industry was “on notice” to take the new regulations into account and it would make the necessary adjustments to ensure that it can meet the demands of the future.
In the meantime, the cement company that was the target of the new EPA regulations said it would appeal against the decision.