Monthly Archives: November 2013

  • OZINGA SAVING BIG ON ALTERNATIVE FUEL

    Ready-mix concrete maker Ozinga, Mokena, Ill., has been saving a significant amount of money by fueling its distinctive candy-striped trucks with natural gas, and is making the alternative fuel more accessible to the general public.

    Posted 11/21/13 at 9:09 PM

  • MEMBERS OF CONGRESS HEAD HOME FOR THANKSGIVING – SHOW THEM YOUR BUSINESS IS SOMETHING EVERYONE SHOULD BE THANKFUL FOR!

    Congress heads home for Thanksgiving week on Friday before returning to Washington for a final two week sprint on Dec. 2. Take some time either next week or during the final few weeks of December to continue holding meetings with your senators and representative.

    Posted 11/21/13 at 8:57 PM

  • TRAFFIC FATALITIES INCREASE

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Nov. 14 that the data shows traffic fatalities increased in 2012 – the first increase since 2005.  While the newly-released data marks the first increase since 2005, highway deaths over the past five years continue to remain at historic lows. According to the NHTSA, highway deaths increased to…

    Posted 11/21/13 at 8:33 PM

  • DOT ROLLS OUT PROPOSED PRIMARY FREIGHT NETWORK CORRIDORS

    The Department of Transportation rolled out its plans Nov. 18 for a proposed “Primary Freight Network” of road corridors.

    Posted 11/21/13 at 8:29 PM

  • SENATORS INTRODUCE BRIDGE BILL

    Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) announced Nov. 14 the introduction of the BRIDGE Act, a bipartisan bill designed to create an “independent nonpartisan financing authority” to accompany current transportation funding.

    Posted 11/21/13 at 7:21 PM

  • Commending Chairman Barbara Boxer on the Passage of WRRDA

    The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) commends both the House and Senate on drafting and passing two truly bipartisan bills to maintain and strengthen America’s vital water infrastructure.

    Posted 11/21/13 at 5:57 PM

  • REPUBLICANS URGE EPA TO WITHDRAW PROPOSED RULE ON CLEAN WATER ACT JURISDICTION

    Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the Senate Western Caucus, and Reps. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) and Steve Pearce (R-N.M.), co-chairs of the Congressional Western Caucus, joined 27 other Republicans in urging U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to withdraw the draft rule on Clean Water Act jurisdiction.

    Posted 11/20/13 at 7:55 PM

  • HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE EXAMINES SENATE REFORMS TO TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT

    The House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing Nov. 13 to examine the Senate’s most recent effort to modernize the regulation of chemicals in commerce through S.1009, The Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013.

    Posted 11/20/13 at 6:43 PM

  • WILL SPELLING BE(E) AN ISSUE IN THE WR(R)DA CONFERENCE?

    The House of Representatives named 28 members Nov. 14 to join eight senators on the conference committee to work out the differences between the chambers’ two versions of water resources reauthorization legislation, both of which passed with overwhelming majorities earlier this year.

    Posted 11/20/13 at 6:32 PM

  • EPA ORDERED TO COMPLETE COAL ASH RULE

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has 60 days to schedule completion of the long-delayed rulemaking on the management of coal ash, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Oct. 29.  The management of coal ash has been a national issue since December 2008, when a ruptured dike in Tennessee released coal ash…

    Posted 11/12/13 at 3:05 PM