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Paris-leery EPA enlists cement, concrete interests in real pollution reduction

This month’s United Nations (Conference of Parties) COP 23 meeting in Bonn, Germany, will differ much from COP 21, the gathering that spawned the “historic” Paris Climate Accord. Delegates are sure to perpetuate the fretting that accompanied President Donald Trump’s decision to exit an agreement to reduce U.S. carbon dioxide emissions.

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Ash Grove a sure bet for CRH model of “extracting the benefits of scale”

The ink had dried on September’s column, “Oldcastle-style capital reallocation,” by the time CRH Plc announced the boldest move in almost four decades centered on Oldcastle Inc., its North American business: A $3.5 billion acquisition of Kansas-based Ash Grove Cement Co., scheduled to close by year end.

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