January 25, 2021
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NSSGA Supports the Saving America’s Mines Act
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs Michele Stanley issued the following statement in support of the Saving America’s Mines Act.
“On behalf of the 400 members of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, I applaud Rep. Pete Stauber (MN) for introducing the Saving America’s Mines (SAM) Act. This legislation provides needed certainty for aggregates operators who supply communities on and near federal lands with essential construction materials.
“Stone, sand and gravel are critical to the livelihoods of every American as they are the bedrock in the creation of buildings, roads, airports and bridges and are mined in 11,000 facilities across the United States. They are also indispensable in developing the infrastructure needed to access to clean water, deliver reliable energy and advance environmental stewardship. The SAM Act is the right step to help ensure sustainable access to aggregates that will help build a better America.
“NSSGA urges members to support this important piece of legislation that will positively impact all aggregates operations and the more than 100,000 highly-skilled workers they employ. NSSGA will continue to work with Congressional stakeholders on both sides of the aisle to advance safe and effective infrastructure policies for our country.”
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NSSGA is the leading advocate for the aggregates industry. Its members – stone, sand and gravel producers and the equipment manufacturers and service providers who support them – produce the essential raw materials found in homes, buildings, roads, bridges and public works projects, NSSGA represents more than 90 percent of the crushed stone and 70 percent of the sand and gravel produced annually in the United States. Learn more at www.nssga.org.