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NSSGA Analysis of the Corps Memos on the Waters of the U.S. Rule

The Army Corps of Engineers memoranda criticizing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule are now publicly available. These documents show that the primary regulator of the rule has serious and as-yet unanswered questions about the fundamental technical and legal underpinnings of the rule. These memos, along with opposition from NSSGA…

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Posted 7/31/15 at 5:17 PM

NSSGA Applauds Senate, Challenges Congress to Stand up for America’s Infrastructure

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 30, 2015 – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) welcomed the Senate’s approval of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act, the first six-year authorization of surface transportation funding to be produced in a decade. NSSGA hopes that Congress will use this surface transportation bill as a blueprint…

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Posted 7/30/15 at 3:24 PM

NSSGA Applauds Senate, Challenges Congress to Stand up for America’s Infrastructure

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 30, 2015 – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association welcomed the Senate’s approval of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act, the first six-year authorization of surface transportation funding to be produced in a decade. NSSGA hopes that Congress will use this surface transportation bill as a blueprint for…

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Posted 7/30/15 at 2:45 PM

Final Passage Vote Set for Tomorrow

The U.S. Senate overcame the last procedural hurdle this morning and a vote on final passage of a six year highway bill, H.R. 22, is poised to occur Thursday. The Highway Materials Group, of which NSSGA is a founding member, released a statement pressuring both chambers to continue moving towards a six year surface transportation…

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Posted 7/29/15 at 9:18 PM

Hosting a Legislative Bus Tour of Highway Projects

Conducting a Legislative Bus Tour to Further Highway Reauthorization   Larry Major of Pike Industries, Inc. (an Oldcastle Company and an NSSGA member) alerted us to an event held earlier this spring that members of the aggregates industry may want to replicate in other states to drive home to elected officials the importance of our…

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Posted 7/29/15 at 2:44 PM

CORPS BLASTS WATERS OF THE U.S. RULE

The Army Corps of Engineers had clear reservations from the start over the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) controversial Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. Several Corps documents obtained by Congress show that the Corps disagreed with multiple legal, scientific and technical aspects of the EPA’s proposal. In the documents, the Corps claims their organization was “not part…

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Posted 7/29/15 at 9:30 AM

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