Category: Industry News

  • Pruitt Confirmed to Lead EPA

    Scott Pruitt was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to lead the Environmental Protection Agency today by a vote of 52-46, mostly along party lines. Republican Sen. Susan Collins, Maine, voted against Pruitt and Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., voted in support of him.  NSSGA has been a vocal proponent of Pruitt for EPA administrator…

    Posted 2/17/17 at 1:41 PM

  • Trump Says to Cut Two Regulations for Each New One

    President Trump’s latest executive order requires federal agencies to cut two existing regulations for each new one. “If you have a regulation you want, number one we’re not going to approve it because it’s already been approved probably in 17 different forms. But if we do, the only way you have a chance is we…

    Posted 1/30/17 at 6:47 PM

  • Trump Expediting Infrastructure Projects

    Yesterday, President Trump signed an executive order that is designed to speed up environmental reviews and fast-track critical infrastructure projects. “We intend to fix our country, our bridges, our roadways,” he said at a press event. “We can’t be in an environmental process for 15 years if a bridge is going to be falling down…

    Posted 1/25/17 at 6:00 PM

  • NSSGA Receives National Grassroots Recognition

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 8, 2015 – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) is honored to receive an award in recognition of its efforts to involve its members in federal policymaking. The Showalter Group Political Involvement Program Innovation Award recognizes NSSGA’s year-long “Driving It Home 2015” initiative. The association will receive the award at…

    Posted 12/8/15 at 12:15 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…

    Posted 7/29/15 at 9:30 AM

  • Transportation Appropriations Positive Step But Highway Bill Required

    While the House passing the annual appropriations for the Transportation and Housing Departments is positive, passage of a comprehensive surface transportation reauthorization is required to set future program policies and provide the funding needed to implement them. Furthermore, the congressional finance committees must find the monies to meet the funding levels contained in the reauthorization…

    Posted 6/12/15 at 9:53 AM

  • Senate Committee Passes Legislation Halting Waters Rule

    The Senate Environment and Public Works committee marked up the Federal Water Quality Protection Act, S. 1140, today, and it passed along partisan lines. It forces EPA to start over with the Waters of the U.S. rule, which is damaging to the aggregates industry and transportation initiatives.  No vote for the full Senate is scheduled, but NSSGA…

    Posted 6/10/15 at 3:33 PM

  • Aggregates Manager Magazine – “Show off your best reclamation project”

    When it comes to permitting, neighbors and local officials want to know how the site will be used once mining is complete. Reclamation plans can make or break your permitting effort. Fortunately, many aggregates producers have a great track record on land use. Aggregates Manager will feature reclamation projects through its website and July issue….

    Posted 4/24/15 at 1:00 PM

  • NSSGA RECOGNIZED AS LEADER IN SUSTAINABILITY

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 22, 2015– On this Earth Day, the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) is proud to announce it is one of the first 13 trade associations in the country to have been recognized by the Green Seal Green Office Partnership Program. As a Green Seal office, NSSGA has become more sustainable…

    Posted 4/22/15 at 1:31 PM

  • AGGREGATES ADVOCATES STORM CAPITOL HILL FOR TCC FLY-IN

    More than 500 individuals representing 31 national associations and construction unions traveled to Washington, D.C. April 14-15 to press Congress for action on highway reauthorization before the current extension of MAP-21 expires May 31. One quarter of those attending the event hailed from NSSGA member companies. The TCC Fly-In kicked off Tuesday afternoon with attendees…

    Posted 4/22/15 at 1:00 PM