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Category: Industry News

  • 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

  • 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

  • Administration Continues to Focus on Reforming Regulations

    The Trump administration’s latest regulatory agenda offered encouraging signs for aggregates industry priorities, including the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule, Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) improvements. The agenda does not include all upcoming and expected actions by federal agencies, but rather provides information on their priorities for the coming…

    Posted 10/23/18 at 12:57 PM

  • 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

  • FAA Funding Flying to President’s Desk

    The U.S. Senate yesterday approved a reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) by a vote of 93-6, sending the $43.35 billion, five-year bill to the president’s desk. Funding for the Airport Improvement Program, which allows airports to build up runways, taxiways, aprons and roads, remained at $3.35 billion each year through 2023. However, an…

    Posted 10/4/18 at 3:20 PM

  • Helping Companies Get Out The Vote

    Midterm elections are a month away, and NSSGA has tools to help you ensure that your team is registered to vote and informed on issues with the potential to affect their daily lives. It is easier than ever before to help educate employees on the policies that matter. NSSGA’s new Get out the Vote website allows…

    Posted 10/4/18 at 3:05 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 Tells Congress: Infrastructure Now

    Hundreds of NSSGA Legislative & Policy Forum attendees asked their senators and representatives to support infrastructure funding, reduce delays for permits and reform overly burdensome regulations. The event brought the aggregates industry together in Washington, D.C., to advocate for better infrastructure.     Members of the bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus, co-chair Tom Reed, R-N.Y.,…

    Posted 9/27/18 at 5:09 PM

  • Acting EPA Head Welcomes NSSGA to DC

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler welcomed the aggregates industry to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 25 during NSSGA’s Legislative and Policy Forum. Wheeler provided updates on regulatory reform and other EPA priorities, including improving the permitting process, cost-benefit analysis and transparency in regulatory science. “Sound science must be the foundation of everything we do…

    Posted 9/26/18 at 9:00 AM

  • Here to Rock Capitol Hill

    Hundreds of people from aggregates operations all over the country are gathering in Washington, D.C., this week for advocacy, networking and professional development at NSSGA’s Legislative & Policy Forum. “We are excited that more than 300 people are here to make an impact on Capitol Hill, and we are looking forward to a great week,”…

    Posted 9/24/18 at 12:47 PM