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  • 13 STATES GRANTED TEMPORARY INJUNCTION OF WOTUS RULE

    A Federal District Court Judge granted a preliminary injunction that blocks the Waters of the United States regulation from taking effect on August 28. The Environmental Protection Agency quickly issued a statement that it would honor the injunction in the 13 states listed on that particular lawsuit, but “in all other [states] the rule is…

    Posted 8/28/15 at 12:07 PM

  • Register Today for Advocacy Fly-In and Committee Meetings

    NSSGA members can meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill, and  tackle industry safety and environment issues with other committee members next month. An Advocacy Fly-In on Sept. 16 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C., will anchor the bi-annual meetings of NSSGA’s Safety and Environment committees taking place the Tuesday before, and Thursday following the…

    Posted 8/28/15 at 9:00 AM

  • REPORT SHOWS THE COST OF INCREASING TRAFFIC CONGESTION

    The Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) Urban Mobility report released on Aug. 26 found that drivers wasted more than 3 billion gallons of fuel and nearly 7 billion hours stuck in traffic last year. According to the 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard produced with data collection company INRIX, the average commuter spent 42 hours in traffic—a number…

    Posted 8/27/15 at 4:00 PM

  • Hawkeye State Continues Advocacy Efforts

    In yet another effort to press Congress on the importance of passing a multi-year surface transportation bill, Wendling Quarries Inc. accepted the NSSGA’s grassroots advocacy challenge and hosted Rep. Rod Blum, R-IA-1, for an Aug. 21 tour of the C.R. South Quarry in Cedar Rapids, Ia. Employees of Wendling Quarries, L.L. Pelling asphalt paving company…

    Posted 8/27/15 at 12:30 PM

  • Get Involved!

        Support a robust, long-term highway bill!   Visit www.AggregatesInAction.org                     www.AggregatesInAction.org

    Posted 8/27/15 at 10:13 AM

  • ILLINOIS MEMBERS ADVOCATE FOR AGGREGATES

    Members of the Transportation For Illinois (TFI) Coalition, which includes the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP), met with several congressional representatives during the August recess. Dan Eichholz, IAAP executive director, and several members of the state group stressed the importance of adequate and stable investment in transportation infrastructure to Illinois’ economy. Eicholz reported that a…

    Posted 8/26/15 at 4:00 PM

  • RADIO ADS URGE CONGRESS TO PASS HIGHWAY BILL

    NSSGA and the Transportation Construction Coalition will begin airing ads in select states that educate listeners about the value of investing in roads, bridges and America’s infrastructure. The ads were customized so they appeal to listeners in 16 congressional districts of 13 different states, and urge them to put pressure on Congress to pass a…

    Posted 8/26/15 at 9:00 AM

  • CONSTITUENT CALL DAY: TELL KEY SENATORS TO STOP THE WOTUS RULE

    NSSGA is asking members in Colorado, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Virginia to call district offices of targeted senators on Aug. 27 and urge them to stop the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Join with members of over 25 associations on the same day to press these key senators to oppose the…

    Posted 8/24/15 at 9:00 AM

  • NORTH CAROLINA GRASSROOTS ADVOCACY CONTINUES

    In its ongoing push for congressional action on a multi-year surface transportation reauthorization, the North Carolina Aggregates Association helped organize a tour for Sen. Thom Tillis, R. Martin Marietta hosted the tour at the Garner Quarry in Garner, N.C. Participants of the tour were able to discuss with Sen. Tillis the importance of Congress agreeing on a…

    Posted 8/22/15 at 12:00 PM

  • GEORGIA MEMBERS ADVOCATE FOR AGGREGATES

    Martin Marietta hosted Rep. Buddy Carter, R-GA-1, at the Wentworth, Ga., rail yard on Aug. 19 to discuss transportation issues and other aggregates industry concerns. Carter, a freshman in Congress, represents a district that includes the Port of Savannah and is attuned to the significant role that transportation infrastructure plays in the local, state and…

    Posted 8/21/15 at 12:01 PM