Category: DANews

  • WOTUS Replacement Rule Formally Proposed

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its long-awaited proposed rule to replace the deeply flawed 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS). The comment period does not start until its publication in the federal register but is expected to be at least 60 days. “We are pleased that EPA listened as NSSGA advocated…

    Posted 12/11/18 at 11:41 AM

  • Recognizing National Miners Day

    Today is National Miners Day, which is recognized every year on the 6th day of December. We at NSSGA express our appreciation and support for the men and women who work in America’s quarries. “The 100,000+ men and women in the aggregates industry provide the materials that are the building blocks of America’s future. It…

    Posted 12/6/18 at 2:58 PM

  • Addressing Critical Issues at Legal Symposium

    NSSGA’s Legal Symposium will offer attendees insightful presentations on critical legal issues confronting stone, sand and gravel producers. Industry-leading experts will equip attendees with best practices on enhancing safety, mitigating risk and protecting the rights of operators. The annual symposium will be held on Feb. 13, 2019, during the NSSGA Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy…

    Posted 11/29/18 at 11:33 AM

  • Podcast: Is Infrastructure on Congress’ To Do List?

    After seeing incredible bipartisan support for aviation and water infrastructure bills, the 116th Congress is poised to take action on a substantial infrastructure bill in 2019. So while a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill never emerged in this session of Congress, Brian Dabbs, a National Journal reporter, and Michele Stanley, NSSGA senior director of government affairs,…

    Posted 11/21/18 at 1:20 PM

  • NSSGA Taps Fuqua to Lead the Association’s Communications

    NSSGA has hired Chuck Fuqua to lead communications efforts and represent the aggregates industry and advance its policy positions as the vice president of communications. Fuqua brings more than two decades of leading communications coalitions, policy issue projects and strategic planning across the fields of government, politics and trade associations. “Chuck brings a wealth of…

    Posted 11/13/18 at 3:01 PM

  • How America Voted on Infrastructure

    On Nov. 6, voters across the country decided on hundreds of ballot measures to invest in infrastructure. A majority of California residents voted against repealing the Road Repair and Accountability Act, which is known as Senate Bill 1. The bill was passed in 2017 and raised the user fee on gasoline by 12 cents per gallon….

    Posted 11/7/18 at 4:38 PM

  • What a Democratic House Means for the Aggregates Industry

    The results of the midterm elections are in, and significant changes are coming to Congress, especially to the House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee.  After a record number of voters turned out for the 2018 midterm election, and with 20 races still undecided as of the morning of Nov. 7, Democratic candidates won a majority…

    Posted 11/7/18 at 7:48 AM

  • Vote for Transportation Funding

    Voters in several states will see transportation funding initiatives on their ballots on Nov. 6. Faced with significant shortages in federal funding for roads, bridges and highways, many states have put forth measures to address their funding needs. Voters in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, Oklahoma and Utah, will all consider transportation funding measures…

    Posted 11/2/18 at 9:55 AM

  • Podcast: Highlights from D.C.

    Influential regulators from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) recently shared updates on the issues that impact the aggregates industry with NSSGA members at the 2018 Legislative Policy & Forum. Listen to highlights from lawmakers and administration officials in this new episode of NSSGA’s podcast. Andrew Wheeler, the EPA’s acting…

    Posted 10/30/18 at 9:24 AM

  • Aggregates Rock the Vote

    There is much at stake for aggregates producers and our economy in this year’s mid-term election. That’s why NSSGA is encouraging all 100,000 aggregates industry employees to get to the polls on election day. Our country needs policymakers who will help fuel and sustain our country’s continued economic recovery by advancing regulatory reform, investing in…

    Posted 10/25/18 at 12:47 PM

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