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  • MEMBERS ASK HOUSE REP TO SUPPORT HIGHWAY BILL, WOTUS ACTION

    On Aug. 12, U.S. Aggregates Francesville Quarry hosted Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-IN-2, to demonstrate the value of aggregates in the district. She made it a point to visit the quarry as part of a statewide tour. The U.S. Aggregates team took time to discuss the harmful effects of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Waters of…

    Posted 8/20/15 at 4:00 PM

  • IOWA MEMBERS ENGAGE CONGRESS ON HIGHWAY BILL, WOTUS

    NSSGA’s Michele Stanley, director of government affairs, working with Iowa NSSGA members Martin Marietta and Wendling Quarries, arranged operations tours for members of Congress this week. Rep. David Young, R-Iowa-3, was taken around the Martin Marietta’s Saylorville Sand in Des Moines on Aug. 18. NSSGA members discussed the need for a long-term surface transportation reauthorization…

    Posted 8/19/15 at 4:00 PM

  • Quarry Tour in the Keystone State

    Pennsy Supply hosted Rep. Ryan Costello, R-PA-6, for an Aug. 17 tour of the Prescott Quarry in Lebanon, Pa. Employees of Pennsy Supply, an Oldcastle company, and members of the Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association took advantage of Costello’s time in the district to demonstrate that the aggregates industry provides quality jobs and is a vital contributor…

    Posted 8/19/15 at 9:00 AM

  • NSSGA MEMBERS ARE DRIVING IT HOME

    NSSGA challenged the aggregates industry to invite their members of Congress on tours of operations during the congressional recess as part of the Driving It Home grassroots advocacy campaign. Members of NSSGA are rising to the challenge with an unprecedented number of tours. Vulcan Materials hosted Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., at the Vulcan Quarry in Gold…

    Posted 8/18/15 at 11:15 AM

  • Invite Your Member of Congress to Tour Your Facility

    While members of Congress are in their home districts during the August recess, it’s the ideal time for operators to invite them to tour a facility. NSSGA’s Aggregates in Action website has a form letter that can help an operator invite elected officials, particularly those in the U.S. House of Representatives, to visit a facility…

    Posted 8/15/15 at 12:00 PM

  • PMD Newsline Regulatory Topics Box Score

    NSSGA’s Pulverized Mineral Division (PMD) provides this regulatory update on key air and water issues for members.   Topic Agency Action NSSGA Effort Upcoming Action NAAQS-Particulate Matter EPA Final Rule retains PM10 standard and decreases PM 2.5 to 12 ug/m3 NSSGA provided comment on the proposed rule EPA has started the next NAAQS review process…

    Posted 8/10/15 at 9:57 AM

  • NSSGA Adds Association Communications Expert to Staff

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 7, 2015 – Patrick Dunne joined the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) as Director of Communications, and will lead the day-to-day communications efforts for the association. “Our industry must have a strategic communications plan that educates policymakers and the public about the aggregates industry – an industry that creates jobs…

    Posted 8/8/15 at 1:00 PM

  • SEN. CARPER OFFERS METHOD TO PAY FOR HIGHWAY BILL

    Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., introduced legislation yesterday to fix the Highway Trust Fund and increase the investment in America’s infrastructure for a decade. The Tax Relief And #FixTheTrustFund For Infrastructure Certainty Act, TRAFFIC Relief Act, would increase federal user fees on motor fuels by 16 cents over four years and offer tax credits to mitigate…

    Posted 8/7/15 at 4:04 PM

  • NSSGA REITERATES MSHA BEST PRACTICES TO AVOID FATALITIES FOLLOWING SEVERAL ACCIDENTS

    Two recent accidents demand the need for a reminder of best practices for hazard mitigation.  One fatality occurred at a sand and gravel operation in Massachusetts. A 65-year-old equipment operator with 19 years of experience was killed at a sand and gravel surface mine. The victim was operating a front-end loader and was removing material…

    Posted 8/7/15 at 12:59 PM

  • NSSGA Adds Association Communications Expert to Staff

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 7, 2015 – Patrick Dunne joined the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) as Director of Communications, and will lead the day-to-day communications efforts for the association. “Our industry must have a strategic communications plan that educates policymakers and the public about the aggregates industry – an industry that creates jobs…

    Posted 8/7/15 at 10:49 AM