The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association

NSSGA/NAPA Fly-In Paves The Way To The Future

The NSSGA/NAPA “Paving The Way To The Future” Fly-In held Sept. 9-10 in Washington, D.C. attracted more than 100 individuals from the highway construction materials industries. Attendees heard from a high-level panel of House and Senate transportation staffers on plans to advance surface transportation reauthorization, as well as from Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., who wrote…

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Posted 9/17/14 at 9:04 PM

HIGHWAY INDUSTRIES SEND LETTER TO CONGRESS PLEADING FOR ‘ROBUST,’ LONG-TERM HIGHWAY FUNDING

The highway industries sent a letter to Congress pleading for “robust,” long-term highway funding. The letter urged Congress to “act now” to avoid prolonging the infrastructure funding crisis “that is the result of failure to provide long-term stable funding for transportation.” Lobbyists including transportation officials, equipment manufacturers and other concerned businessmen and women sent a…

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Posted 9/17/14 at 5:10 PM

BOOSTED SAFETY TO AVOID FATALITIES HIGHLIGHTED AT SAFETY MEETING

Neal Merrifield, Mine Safety and Health Administration’s metal/non-metal administrator, updated aggregates producers on the agency’s efforts to reduce fatalities. He reminded the group that, frequently, it is impulsive mistakes that lead to fatalities. An example given was of a simple failure to shut down power in a crusher that was being serviced. Merrifield also heard from…

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Posted 9/16/14 at 8:14 PM

NSSGA AND NAPA CALL FOR “PAVING THE WAY TO THE FUTURE”

NSSGA and NAPA, along with the support of NRMCA and AEM, joined forces this week at a Materials Group Fly-In on Capitol Hill. “Paving the Way to the Future” was a coordinated effort Sept. 9-10 to put pressure on members of Congress to pass a multiyear transportation bill with a long-term funding mechanism. More than…

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Posted 9/10/14 at 5:53 PM

HOUSE DEMANDS EPA STOP WATERS RULE

H.R.5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, passed Sept. 9 by a vote of 262 yeas to 152 nays, with more than 30 Democrats supporting the bill. The bill would force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the proposed rule expanding jurisdiction over Waters of…

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Posted 9/10/14 at 5:52 PM

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The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association is the leading voice and advocate for the aggregates industry. We advance public policies that protect and expand the safe, environmentally responsible use of aggregates that build America’s infrastructure and economy.

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