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.
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.
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.
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.
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
As part of NSSGA’s state partnership initiative, NSSGA kicked of the annual Aggregates Producers of Wisconsin (APW) Convention in Stevens Point, Wisconsin on December 4,. About 45 members of the APW heard an update on NSSGA priorities from Environmental Services Director Emily Coyner. Topics included the status of highway funding, the waters of the U.S….
Posted 12/10/14 at 3:00 PM
EPA has begun to develop a new Integrated Science Assessment for the Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards (PM NAAQS), the first step in its 5 year review process, according to a Dec. 3 Federal Register notice. The notice calls for new studies and sets the opening workshop to begin the evaluation of recent…
Posted 12/10/14 at 9:00 AM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its 2015 regulatory agenda Nov. 25. The agency is on track to finalize several major rules. Of interest to NSSGA is the Waters of the U.S. Rule, which EPA is expected to finalize in April 2015. Ken Kopocis, deputy assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Water, said that the agency…
Posted 11/26/14 at 11:07 AM
The comment period closed Nov. 14 for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers proposed rule on waters of the United States (WOTUS). NSSGA submitted comments on behalf of the association, as well as signing onto group comments from the Waters Advocacy Coalition and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. NSSGA also encouraged…
Posted 11/21/14 at 2:46 PM
The House is considering three bills this week that deal with the role of science in the formulation of new federal regulations. H.R. 4012 would require the Environmental Protection Agency to publicly release all of the data it uses to justify regulations; H.R. 4795 would change requirements on air regulations and legislation and H.R. 1422…
Posted 11/20/14 at 1:07 PM
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.