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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

  • NSSGA ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS MEET WITH SENATORS ON WOTUS

    NSSGA invited members of the Environmental Committee to Washington, D.C., a day before the committee meeting, to visit with Senate offices on the Waters of the United States rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers. Seven Committee members from five companies were able to participate for an afternoon of…

    Posted 9/16/14 at 9:19 PM

  • HOUSE DEMANDS EPA STOP WATERS RULE

    H.R.5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, passed Sept. 9 by a vote of 262 yeas to 152 nays, with more than 30 Democrats supporting the bill. The bill would force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the proposed rule expanding jurisdiction over Waters of…

    Posted 9/10/14 at 5:52 PM

  • ATLAS COPCO’S WATER FOR ALL INITIATIVE CELEBRATES 30 YEARS

    Atlas Copco’s employee-run Water for All organization is celebrating 30 years of providing people in need with long-term access to safe, clean water and sanitation. Since the founding of Water for All in 1984, Atlas Copco and its employees have helped more than 1.5 million people gain access to clean drinking water. Water for All…

    Posted 9/10/14 at 5:30 PM

  • CORPS WEBINARS WILL TAKE COMMENTS ON WRRDA

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that it will hold a series of webinars to take public comments on how to implement changes in its navigation and flood control construction programs that were mandated in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act. The four webinars are scheduled for Aug. 13, Aug. 27, Sept….

    Posted 8/13/14 at 9:20 PM

  • NSSGA STATE AGGREGATES ASSOCIATIONS ORGANIZE STATE GROUPS IN OPPOSITION TO WATER RULE

    NSSGA organized aggregates industry-hosted state conference calls in Ohio and North Carolina in opposition of the proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule. Chaired by a state association executive, each call was announced to all 40-plus member associations of the Waters Advocacy Coalition, who in turn passed along the invitation to their members in those two…

    Posted 7/31/14 at 2:37 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.