Monthly Archives: January 2017

  • 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

  • Rising Demand Gives Boost to Carbonate Minerals Market

    Report states that the increasing demand of carbonate minerals in the chemical and construction industries will likely fuel the market to 2025. Read more about this story in this week’s PMD Newsline as well as other articles cultivated for producers of pulverized minerals. Recent Global Precipitated Calcium Carbonate Market Report Focuses on China The latest global…

    Posted 1/5/17 at 4:31 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