California’s cement industry could be overhauled if Sierra Club California and a Bay Area Assembly member get their way.
A new Sierra Club study says cement production is responsible for 5 percent of carbon pollution globally.
â€śThis is one industry that has managed to keep the status quo even though the science is showing we need to do everything we can to curb greenhouse gases,â€ť said Kathryn Phillips, director of Sierra Club California.
Researchers also found that California’s cement factories are more polluting than their counterparts in China and India. â€śI was expecting California, being a green kind of state, to perform better,â€ť said the reportâ€™s author Ali Hasanbeigi. â€śTo our surprise we found it is one of the worst performing when it comes to carbon emissions.â€ťView Article