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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

  • SCIENCE REPORT BOLSTERING EPA’S WATER RULE QUESTIONED

    The independent group of scientists reviewing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Draft Connectivity Report  has issued a draft report of its review of EPA’s science used to underpin their recently proposed Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Rule.  If finalized as-is, this rule would allow the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to regulate geographically…

    Posted 4/16/14 at 6:50 PM

  • NSSGA MEETS WITH EPA AND PRESENTS TO NRMCA ON CWA RULE

    NSSGA staff met with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency April 7 on their recently proposed Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Rule, which, if enacted as-is, would allow the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to regulate geographically isolated water bodies and wetlands.  NSSGA and other industries expressed concern over the substantial jurisdictional increase this…

    Posted 4/9/14 at 7:29 PM

  • NSSGA FIGHTS EPA WATER JURISDICTIONAL EXPANSION

    NSSGA staff met with members of Congress the first week in April to continue the dialogue on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule expanding jurisdiction over waters of the United States. NSSGA participated in Waters Advocacy Coalition meetings with Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee and with Environment…

    Posted 4/9/14 at 7:27 PM

  • CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS GRILL ADMINISTRATORS OVER CLEAN WATER ACT JURISDICTIONAL RULE

    Just days after the release of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Rule, members of Congress voiced displeasure over EPA’s proposed rule allowing regulation of geographically isolated water bodies and wetlands during EPA’s and the Army Corps of Engineers’ budget hearings.  NSSGA has worked for years to share with members of Congress the devastating…

    Posted 4/2/14 at 8:06 PM

  • SENATE BILL INTRODUCED TO STOP EPA WATER PERMIT VETOES

    In a move related to the Supreme Court denial of certiorari on the Mingo Logan case, which was a retroactive veto of a water permit for a coal mine in West Virginia, ranking Environment and Public Works Committee Republican David Vitter (La.) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) March 25 introduced legislation to stop the U.S….

    Posted 3/26/14 at 5:01 PM

Environment Awards

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Enter your company for one of our many environmental awards to be presented during the 2014 NSSGA Annual Convention

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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.