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Environment

NSSGA members recognize that the Earth's resources, upon which all life depends, are finite, and that wise environmental stewardship is necessary today to preserve the potential for a quality life for future generations. NSSGA members believe that wise environmental stewardship is good business, and good for business.

Air

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NSSGA members invest in extensive dust control systems to protect the environment. NSSGA member products, such as crushed stone, are used to control air emissions from power plants and other industrial sources.

Water

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NSSGA members work diligently to conserve and protect valuable water resources both for human consumption and aquatic habitats. NSSGA products are used in water supply and wastewater treatment, as well as in public works infrastructure.

Land

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The removal of aggregates temporarily disturbs the landscape. However, once the materials have been extracted, NSSGA members reclaim the land into wetlands, wildlife habitats, parks and many other beneficial purposes.

Sustainability

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NSSGA members identify sustainability as a business approach that integrates environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic prosperity to ensure the long-term supply of aggregate materials to society. NSSGA members sustain the communities in which they operate by providing raw materials as natural building blocks for quality of life. NSSGA members maintain adequate aggregates resources in locations that minimize the life cycle impacts of the resource’s extraction, delivery and use. NSSGA members believe in being good neighbors by creating wildlife habitats and supporting local schools and other community institutions and efforts.

Latest Environmental News

  • HOUSE T&I COMMITTEE APPROVES BILLS TO LIMIT EPA’S AUTHORITY OVER WATERS AND PERMITTING

    The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee July 16 approved by voice vote H.R.5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014. H.R.5078 prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from implementing or finalizing the proposed rule that would radically increase federal jurisdictional authority over waters of the…

    Posted 7/24/14 at 7:29 PM

  • EPA WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES BILL INTRODUCED

    On July 14, Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla., introduced H.R. 5078, The Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, a bipartisan bill with 20 cosponsors. H.R. 5078 prohibits the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from implementing, finalizing or enforcing any rule or guidance that broadens the agencies’ jurisdiction over…

    Posted 7/16/14 at 4:21 PM

  • EPA WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES BILL INTRODUCED

    Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla., introduced H.R. 5078, The Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, a bipartisan bill with 20 cosponsors July 14. H.R. 5078 prohibits the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from implementing, finalizing or enforcing any rule or guidance that broadens the agencies’ jurisdiction over water….

    Posted 7/15/14 at 8:48 PM

  • EPA 404 PERMIT VETO AUTHORITY SUBJECT OF HOUSE WATER AND ENVIRONMENT SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING

    The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water and the Environment held a hearing  July 15 to review testimony from industries affected and concerned about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 404 permit veto of the Mingo Logan mine permit three years after it was granted. NSSGA filed an amicus brief  in support of Arch Coal,…

    Posted 7/15/14 at 8:34 PM

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NSSGA encourages its members to strive for excellence in environmental affairs and to provide leadership by example through demonstrating environmental stewardship in all aspects of their operations. NSSGA believes that environmental laws and regulations should be based on sound scientific, engineering and medical research and on established scientific, engineering and medical principles. To this end, NSSGA works with lawmakers and regulators and makes available the expertise of its members, staff and research facilities to help shape the nation’s environmental policies.