Monthly Archives: November 2012

  • Tort Reform

    NSSGA POSITION The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association supports enactment of meaningful tort reform measures that will help the civil justice system more equitably balance the interest of plaintiffs and defendants, and will help the civil justice system send clear signals about what type of conduct will subject defendants to liability.  NSSGA supports legislation…

    Posted 11/19/12 at 7:44 PM

  • Wetlands – Clean Water Act Section 404

    NSSGA POSITION NSSGA supports legislation to amend the Clean Water Act “CWA” to include specific language to reform the current Section 404 wetlands program. Section 404 does a poor job of protecting important wetlands and over-regulates lands where minimal or no real wetland values are involved. It is often used to stop growth of any…

    Posted 11/19/12 at 7:43 PM

  • Quality Workforce

    NSSGA POSITION NSSGA is leading the way in the development of tools that will build a quality workforce for our membership and the entire industry network in the over 10,000 construction aggregates operations nationwide.  NSSGA supports increased investment in the nation’s transportation infrastructure and industry-led safety, health, and training programs, which are paramount to building,…

    Posted 11/19/12 at 7:42 PM

  • National Energy Policy

    NSSGA POSITION Adequate, affordable and reliable energy supplies are essential to maintaining and growing the stone, sand and gravel industries. NSSGA supports a national energy policy that balances supply and demand without compromising environmental interests.   BACKGROUND After a decade of volatility in gasoline prices the American people are acutely aware of the need for…

    Posted 11/19/12 at 7:38 PM

  • Employee Free Choice Act

    NSSGA POSITION The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), also known as “card check,” would allow employees of a company to unionize by signing a card in lieu of holding secret ballot elections.  NSSGA opposes enactment of EFCA, any attempts to implement key aspects of it through the administrative process and supports protecting the right to…

    Posted 11/19/12 at 7:35 PM