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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


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • NSSGA President and CEO Honored at Association Leadership Event

    Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO, was recognized by Trending40 as an exceptional association leader in the DC region. “Trending 40 was thrilled to have the chance to honor Michael Johnson and so many other great association leaders from the DC area last week.  It’s an exciting time in the association community with so…

    Posted 12/7/16 at 4:45 PM

  • Recognizing National Miners Day

    NSSGA proudly recognizes the nearly 100,000 men and women in the aggregates industry today; National Miners Day. “The people in this industry produce the building blocks of America, and this workforce is the aggregates industry’s most precious resource,” said Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO. “We are proud to celebrate the end of the…

    Posted 12/6/16 at 9:24 AM

  • 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