Category: Environment

  • Infrastructure Package Docks at the White House

    Today the U.S. Senate approved a reauthorization of the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) by a vote of 99-1, sending the two-year bill to the president’s desk. The bipartisan America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, S. 3021, is the most sweeping infrastructure package to be considered this Congress. It grows the economy, keeps communities…

    Posted 10/10/18 at 1:11 PM

  • Pushing for Transparency in Science

    NSSGA submitted a Statement for the Record to the Senate Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight in support of their efforts to ensure that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) bases regulations and guidance on transparent science. The association supports legislation that asks regulators to release data, models and studies so that academics and…

    Posted 10/3/18 at 4:54 PM

  • NSSGA Supports Endangered Species Act Improvements

    On Sept. 13, NSSGA submitted comments on behalf of the aggregates industry in support of three EPA proposals that should modernize the implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and improve its efficiency and effectiveness. NSSGA commented in support of clarifying numerous definitional changes, using economic studies in rulemaking, and following the same criteria when…

    Posted 9/13/18 at 5:12 PM

  • Acting EPA Chief Joins Speaker Lineup

    Andrew Wheeler, the Environmental Protection Agency’s acting administrator, will speak at NSSGA’s Legislative and Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., to discuss regulatory reform and other EPA priorities. Wheeler joins a lineup of lawmakers and officials who will provide insight into Congress, the Trump administration and infrastructure investment. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Peter…

    Posted 9/13/18 at 1:30 PM

  • Environmental Excellence in the Aggregates Industry

    ALEXANDRIA, VA., Aug. 31, 2018 – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) proudly announced the recipients of the 2018 Environmental Excellence Awards. “We are glad to recognize operations from around the country that go above and beyond to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable environmental practices,” said Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO. “These…

    Posted 8/31/18 at 10:01 AM

  • Delay of the 2015 WOTUS Rule Lifted

    On Aug. 16, the U.S. District Court in South Carolina issued a summary judgment against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) two-year delay of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule, reinstating the rule in all but the states listed below due to earlier judicial stays. NSSGA and other industries, states, and other coalitions are appealing…

    Posted 8/16/18 at 4:48 PM

  • Advocating for Regulatory Reform

    This week, NSSGA submitted comments on behalf of the aggregates industry to support important Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reforms that should improve EPA’s regulations and requirements that NSSGA members must comply with. The reforms include withdrawing the damaging 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule, standardizing the cost benefit analysis process for rulemaking and improving the…

    Posted 8/16/18 at 10:16 AM

  • Water Infrastructure Podcast

    Ports, dams and waterways are critical to American communities and the nation’s economy. In this episode of NSSGA’s podcast, Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, talks about the Water Resources Development Act that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on June 6, 2018, and invests $2.7 billion in our water infrastructure. “A lot of people around the…

    Posted 6/15/18 at 10:26 AM

  • 2015 WOTUS Rule Dealt Another Blow

    NSSGA scored another victory in its fight against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. On June 8, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia blocked the 2015 rule in 11 states. The rule is now void in 24 states. The judge’s decision that the 2015…

    Posted 6/13/18 at 3:56 PM

  • NSSGA Extends Awards Deadline

    The deadline to apply for NSSGA’s 2018 Environmental Excellence Awards deadline has been extended to June 30, 2018. Operations have two more weeks to apply for recognition of outstanding environmental stewardship programs. Applicants for Environmental Excellence awards should demonstrate an exemplary use of environmental controls and systems. Operations that receive Gold Awards will be recognized…

    Posted 6/13/18 at 3:48 PM