Thursday, July 30, 2009

It ain’t easy being green

Not everybody is swooning over green.

Consider Ash Grove Cement. The Austin American-Statesman reports today that the company is suing the city of Plano because the city wants to give preference to cement companies using modern kilns that don’t pollute as much as older kilns.

“Plano adopted a cement purchasing resolution that is not only unconstitutional, but also highly prejudicial to Ash Grove,” the company said in a statement, according to the Statesman story.

We’re not talking the far more cutting-edge cement like I talked about a couple of days ago with rice hulls and what not in it. Just the same old stuff made with less mess.

The company is also suing Dallas and Fort Worth for the same reason.

Let’s see, invest in modern equipment or pay lawyers to make people buy stuff from you. What would be the smart thing to do? They’re the largest U.S.-owned cement company, so I guess they know what they’re doing.

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