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NEW CONGRESS CONTINUES FIGHT OVER EPA’S WATERS OF THE U.S. RULE

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., introduced H.R. 594, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act Jan. 28, a bill designed to protect U.S. waters from federal overreach. This bill would prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from improperly expanding the Clean Water Act and seizing jurisdiction over water that is currently under control…

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Posted 1/29/15 at 4:52 PM

SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS AWARDS ENCOURAGE INNOVATION, COMPLIANCE, IMPROVEMENTS

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) recognized aggregates operations in the United States and Canada that show an extraordinary commitment to safety, superior environmental stewardship and community involvement in 2013-2014.  The underlying goal of these annual awards is to spur innovation and encourage continual quarry improvements. Read more

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Posted 1/29/15 at 2:26 PM

MSHA SCHEDULES CONFERENCE CALL ON FATALITY REDUCTION PLANS IN METAL/NONMETAL, JAN. 30, 2 PM, ET

Efforts to reduce mine fatalities in the metal/nonmetal segment will be highlighted in an MSHA-convened conference call with metal/nonmetal stakeholders scheduled for Friday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m., ET.  NSSGA members are encouraged to participate. Following the call, NSSGA will report on key information.   WHO:    U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration WHAT: Efforts to reduce…

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Posted 1/29/15 at 10:47 AM

BUZZ INTENSIFIES ABOUT HIGHWAY FUNDING

In the continuing buzz about surface transportation reauthorization, Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said that his committee is working to find the money to fund a new highway bill before the May deadline. He cryptically stated, “With regard to the trust fund, we’re working on where the money is going to come from on…

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Posted 1/28/15 at 5:45 PM

SENATE EPW COMMITTEE KICKS OFF TRANSPORTATION REAUTHORIZATION EFFORTS

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee officially kicked off its transportation reauthorization efforts Jan. 28 with a hearing featuring panels consisting of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and the governors of Alabama and Vermont, as well as the South Dakota Secretary of Transportation. In his opening statement, Foxx was adamant and urged Congress to put…

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Posted 1/28/15 at 3:45 PM

SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS AWARDS ENCOURAGE INNOVATION, COMPLIANCE, IMPROVEMENTS

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 27, 2015 — The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) today recognizes the aggregates operations in the United States and Canada with an extraordinary commitment to safety, superior environmental stewardship and community involvement in 2013-2014. The underlying goal of these recognitions is to spur innovation and encourage continual quarry improvements. The…

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Posted 1/28/15 at 2:58 PM

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