Introducing the ROCKS Act!

Legislation aims to safeguard aggregates sustainability

Bi-partisan legislation was introduced in Congress today which supports the construction of much-needed public works projects with the access to raw materials necessary to build and revive the roads, bridges and infrastructure projects in our nation’s communities.

Reps. Greg Stanton, D-Ariz., and Troy Balderson, R-Ohio, authored and introduced the Rebuilding Our Communities by Keeping aggregates Sustainable (ROCKS) Act. The ROCKS Act, HR 5117, would bring together stakeholders at the federal, state and local levels to evaluate use of aggregates for transportation and construction projects. The location of aggregates resources can then be evaluated and ensured in relation to the construction project.

NSSGA President and CEO Michael W. Johnson commended the congressmen for their foresight and support for the industry, saying “By studying and committing to the availability of such aggregates, the resources can be efficiently produced and transported to the nearby projects, which would also lessen the truck traffic to transport the rock to the project.”

Click here to read Johnson’s complete NSSGA press statement on introduction of the bill.  

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