Tag: news

  • Repeal WOTUS, Members of Congress urge President-elect Trump

    Twenty-nine key Congressional leaders sent a letter to President-elect Trump urging the new administration to “rescind the harmful and flawed Waters of the U.S. rule” upon taking office.  NSSGA has met with most of these members over the past several years on this issue, noting the particular harm the rule would do to the aggregates…

    Posted 12/1/16 at 5:00 PM

  • Join NSSGA’s Annual Antitrust Webinar on Dec. 15

    NSSGA’s popular antitrust webinar, “The Antitrust Laws: What You Can, Can’t, and Should Do,” will be held Thursday, Dec. 15 from 1-3 p.m. Eastern time. Companies in the aggregates industry are especially vulnerable to antitrust actions due to standard products, market concentration and sales to governments. An annual antitrust refresher shows that operators are aware…

    Posted 11/29/16 at 4:00 PM

  • Trump Names Chao As His Transportation Secretary

    President-elect Donald Trump has announced that Elaine Chao is his choice to serve as Secretary of Transportation in his cabinet. Chao previously served as Secretary of Labor in President George W. Bush’s administration and Deputy Secretary of Transportation under President George H.W. Bush. She is also the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.,…

    Posted 11/29/16 at 2:59 PM

  • MSHA Drops Civil Penalties Rule from Fall Agenda

    NSSGA is proud to report that the Obama administration’s civil penalties reform effort appears to be over. In a major win for aggregates operators, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Fall 2016 Agency Rule List shows that MSHA is no longer seeking to reform the system by which civil penalties are assessed against operators. “While we…

    Posted 11/23/16 at 1:41 PM

  • Advising the Trump Transition Team

    Preparing for America’s 45th president is a historic and formative time. The incoming Trump administration will feature 3,800 political appointees, selected over the next 18 months, who will implement presidential policies at each regulatory agency, including MSHA. NSSGA is diligently working to inform the transition team about viable candidates for key administration positions who understand…

    Posted 11/21/16 at 2:23 PM

  • NEW SENATE LEADERSHIP LOOKS FAVORABLE TO AGGREGATES INDUSTRY

    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee – which has jurisdiction over infrastructure spending and environmental regulations– will have a new Chairman and Ranking Democrat in the new Congress. The committee will be led by the new Chairman John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Ranking Democrat Tom Carper, D-Del. Ashley Amidon, director of government affairs for NSSGA…

    Posted 11/17/16 at 4:53 PM

  • Republicans May Advance an Infrastructure Bill Next Year

    President-elect Donald Trump has made infrastructure investment a top priority for his new administration and now House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has weighed in, telling reporters today that such a bill could be a priority for Congress next year. “I think the infrastructure of America is lagging far behind. I think this is one…

    Posted 11/14/16 at 4:50 PM

  • Grant Awarded to Rebuild Knoxville Runway

    The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority will be able to rebuild a 9,000-foot runway at McGhee Tyson Airport and extend it another 1,000 feet thanks to a $27.9 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. The grant allows the airport authority to complete the next phase of a multiyear runway expansion in addition to repaving or…

    Posted 11/10/16 at 4:50 PM

  • REMINDER: Tune In to NSSGA’s Post-Election Report at 10:30 A.M. TODAY

    Donald Trump is President-elect of the United States and Republicans won majorities in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Learn what this means for the aggregates industry during NSSGA’s free post-election virtual briefing, “From Congress to the Quarries,” at 10:30 a.m., Eastern time, today. Have your questions about the results of the 2016 elections…

    Posted 11/9/16 at 10:09 AM

  • Webinar: Manage Incident Investigations Effectively and Legally

    Did you miss “Legally Effective Incident Investigations” at NSSGA’s Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo in Nashville? You now have the chance to take in this highly-rated AGG1 Academy session from the comfort of your home or office as part of NSSGA’s AGG1 Online webinar series. This webinar will be broadcast live from 1-2 p.m., Eastern…

    Posted 11/7/16 at 4:58 PM