Monthly Archives: June 2017

  • 61 Years of the American Interstate

    With Independence Day coming up, you might be joining the millions of Americans hitting the highways this holiday weekend. But without a critical piece of legislation signed into law 61 years ago, getting to your destination wouldn’t be so simple. Today marks the anniversary of the Federal Highway Act of 1956, a piece of legislation…

    Posted 6/29/17 at 2:00 PM

  • It’s Official: WOTUS Withdrawal Formally Proposed

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its proposed notice of withdrawal of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS).  “This is a welcome step in the process to remove this controversial rule,” said Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO. If left uncontested, the rule would have allowed the federal government to…

    Posted 6/27/17 at 4:30 PM

  • Video: Make an Impact in Washington this September

    Don’t miss your chance to rock D.C. this fall at NSSGA’s newest event, the Legislative and Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting. “ If we don’t advocate for our industry, no one else will. We need you to join us and help make an impact in Washington, D.C.,” said Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO. “We…

    Posted 6/27/17 at 2:00 PM

  • NSSGA’s Safety & Environment Awards Close Tomorrow, Apply Today

    NSSGA members have until midnight tomorrow, June 22, to apply for the Safety Excellence Awards, Environmental Excellence Awards, Environmental Leadership Awards and the James M. Christie Award of Safety and Health Award. These awards will be presented with members of Congress and regulators in attendance at NSSGA’s Legislative & Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., from…

    Posted 6/21/17 at 2:30 PM

  • New Data Illustrates a Quarry’s Positive Impact

    Operations can use new information to ease permitting issues Many people are unclear on the benefits of having an aggregates operation nearby. Quarries now have a resource to show the tangible benefits of their operations to share with community stakeholders and neighbors in the permitting process.  The Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal and Economic Public…

    Posted 6/9/17 at 2:06 PM

  • PODCAST: NSSGA Shows Why So Many Groups Advocate for Infrastructure

    Advocating for aggregates involves so much more than promoting the crushed stone, sand and gravel produced by quarries every day. Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO, was interviewed on the Through the Noise podcast about how the NSSGA leads advocacy efforts for infrastructure investment in Washington, D.C. He highlights the ways that NSSGA and…

    Posted 6/1/17 at 3:00 PM