The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association


Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee just learned how important aggregates operations are in their home districts. NSSGA, which leads the Highway Materials Group (HMG) with other influential trade associations, found that more than 170 aggregates businesses operate in the districts of the committee members, and a total of 505…

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Posted 10/9/15 at 6:50 PM

WOTUS Rule Stayed Nationwide

NSSGA has just learned that the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a nationwide stay on the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.  Jointly proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), it radically expands federal jurisdiction over waters that have little or no connection to flowing…

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Posted 10/9/15 at 10:30 AM

Highway Materials Group letter in support of action on Surface Transportation Reauthorization

October 7, 2015   Dear Chairman Ryan: On behalf of the Highway Materials Group, which represents the construction materials sector and the equipment manufacturers and distributors who transport these materials, we write to urge action now on surface transportation reauthorization and the enhanced funding to support it.   Our organizations represent hundreds of employees and operations…

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Posted 10/8/15 at 10:31 AM

Register to vote in KY, LA, MS, NJ & VA

There is still time to register to vote in state elections being held in November 2015 in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia. The 2016 primary season kicks off in less than four months with the Iowa Caucus on Feb. 1, 2016, and will be quickly followed by other states, making this the ideal…

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Posted 10/7/15 at 11:53 AM


If you missed the opportunity to participate in Employee Voter Registration Week, don’t worry! That was only the beginning of NSSGA’s “Grow the Vote” drive to register as many members of the aggregates industry to vote as possible. Votes from the aggregates industry in primary elections carry serious weight, according to Pam Whitted, NSSGA senior…

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Posted 10/2/15 at 9:00 AM

Army Corps Leader Defends WOTUS Despite Criticism

The head of the Army Corps of Engineers defended the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) controversial Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule before Congress on Sept. 30. United States Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo-Ellen Darcy told the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Water during a hearing that she…

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Posted 10/1/15 at 5:55 PM

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