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  • Senators Urge Repeal of WOTUS Rule

    NSSGA was pleased to see that members of the U.S. Senate will not back down on forcing a withdrawal of the controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Sens. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Deb Fischer, R-Neb., submitted a resolution that the sense of the Senate is “that clean water is a national priority, and…

    Posted 1/12/17 at 5:30 PM

  • REGULATORY BOX SCORE

    NSSGA compiles a snapshot of regulatory updates for members of the Pulverized Mineral Division. Check out this monthly glimpse of regulatory issues affecting the aggregates industry, including key permitting issues.

    Posted 1/12/17 at 2:00 PM

  • Rising Demand Gives Boost to Carbonate Minerals Market

    Report states that the increasing demand of carbonate minerals in the chemical and construction industries will likely fuel the market to 2025. Read more about this story in this week’s PMD Newsline as well as other articles cultivated for producers of pulverized minerals. Recent Global Precipitated Calcium Carbonate Market Report Focuses on China The latest global…

    Posted 1/5/17 at 4:31 PM

  • NSSGA Makes Final Push to Block MSHA Workplace Exams Rule

    In a last-ditch effort to thwart the Obama administration’s push of a deeply flawed MSHA workplace exams proposal, NSSGA officials met with the White House’s Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Info and Regulatory Information (OIRA) to stress that the rule is not necessary and that current regulations are sufficient to protect workers in…

    Posted 1/4/17 at 10:09 AM

  • 115th Congress Kicks Off with Opportunities and Challenges for the Aggregates Industry

    Today, a new Congress is sworn in and session begins.  For the first time in 88 years, a Republican majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate will welcome a new president of the same party. “With Congress and the White House held by the same pro-business party, there is an incredible opportunity…

    Posted 1/3/17 at 2:01 PM

  • Calcium Carbonate Market to Grow More Than 7 Percent by 2021

    With the anticipated growth of the paper and plastic industries, the calcium carbonate market is expected to exceed 28.5 billion in five years. Read more about this story in this week’s PMD Newsline as well as other articles cultivated for producers of pulverized minerals. Steady Growth Expected for the Ground and Precipitated Calcium Carbonate Market Due…

    Posted 12/22/16 at 3:23 PM

  • Congress in the Quarries

    CalPortland hosted Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., visited a cement plant and Twin Peaks aggregate plant in Rillito, Ariz., on Nov. 28. “Having our members of Congress tour our operations shows them the importance of quarries and aggregates to our infrastructure and construction industries,” said CalPortland Senior Vice President of Corporate Services Steven Regis. “We were…

    Posted 12/21/16 at 11:05 AM

  • Can Cement Absorb CO2?

    A recent study shows that mortar can gradually absorb carbon dioxide, which could reduce the amount of global greenhouse gasses in the future. Read more about this story in this week’s PMD Newsline as well as other articles cultivated for producers of pulverized minerals. National Committee Helps to Create a Safe and Healthy Environment for…

    Posted 12/15/16 at 2:00 PM

  • Water Infrastructure Bill Awaits President’s Signature

    The Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation (WIIN) Act, formerly known as the Water Resources Development Act or WRDA, cleared the U.S. Senate by a vote of 78-21 after passing the U.S. House of Representatives last week. The bipartisan bill now heads to President Obama’s desk for signature. WIIN provides much-needed certainty to our…

    Posted 12/12/16 at 12:36 PM

  • EPA Administrator Candidate Disapproves of WOTUS

    Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is an outspoken opponent of Obama Administration overregulation, and has filed lawsuits on behalf of the Sooner state against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan and Waters of the U.S. rule. Pruitt is president-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head up the EPA. “Respect for private property rights have allowed…

    Posted 12/9/16 at 2:00 PM