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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

  • HELP STOP THE WOTUS RULEMAKING; SUBMIT COMMENTS TO THE EPA

      NSSGA encourages aggregates producers to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers on the proposed rulemaking on Waters of the U.S., with a new extended comment deadline of Nov.14. NSSGA has created a comment template for members available here. Your comments to the EPA and the Corps are…

    Posted 10/21/14 at 9:07 PM

  • STATE ASSOCIATIONS FORM COALITIONS TO OPPOSE CLEAN WATER ACT OVERREACH

    State aggregates associations have joined the fight to oppose EPA’s proposed expansion of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act, which would substantially increase the long-term cost of aggregates.   Steve Rudloff of the Missouri Limestone Producers Association recently participated in a Congressional Roundtable with more than 20 other organizations opposing the rule. Additionally, the Missouri coalition…

    Posted 10/14/14 at 9:38 PM

  • EPA EXTENDS WOTUS COMMENT PERIOD – AGAIN

    In response to multiple industry submissions, including a letter from NSSGA, the Environmental Protection Agency has again extended the deadline for comments on the proposed Waters of the United States rule. The new deadline is Friday, Nov.14. EPA stated that the primary reason for the extension was to allow stakeholders a chance to review and…

    Posted 10/8/14 at 3:55 PM

  • U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCACY OFFICE TELLS EPA TO WITHDRAW CWA RULE

    The U.S. Small Business Advocacy Office is recommending that EPA withdraw its Proposed Jurisdictional Rule that would assert Clean Water Act jurisdiction over many previously unregulated areas.

    Posted 10/8/14 at 3:42 PM

  • NSSGA SELECTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS OFFICE GREENING PROGRAM

    NSSGA was selected from other trade associations to participate in the prestigious American Society of Association Executives’ Foundation’s Office Greening Review grant program. This program, funded by the law firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, will provide recognition and assistance for association offices to attain the GreenSeal designation. NSSGA will receive valuable resources to further…

    Posted 10/1/14 at 6:33 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.