Over the past several decades, federal and state governments have promulgated volumes of environmental regulations. Our environment is much better because of these stricter requirements. However, recently, there has been a change of direction from the federal government in the way it uses and makes decisions about protecting the environment. LCA member companies always believe that available resources should be used to provide more cost beneficial protection to the environment, and regulatory priorities should be based upon realistic consideration of risk. They should be developed through a process that includes scientifically sound, objective and unbiased risk assessments.

LCA member companies put this belief into action by developing proactive programs through utilization of technical resources as the basis for reasonable laws and regulations. LCA member companies believe that this promotes effective communication among member companies as well as with governmental entities.