Environment & Sustainability

Comments on the Council on Environmental Quality’s Proposed Rule “National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Regulations Revisions”

Our organizations represent a diverse set of economic sectors that form the backbone of the American economy—agriculture, energy, construction, forestry, manufacturing, transportation, and other sectors. Through the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the United States has made the most significant investment in infrastructure since the New Deal. The Act will promote projects that will enable the movement of people, goods, information, and energy to support the American economy. To ensure that the Act succeeds, further efforts are needed.

Letter on Impacts of America's Revegetation and Carbon Sequestration Act

We are writing to share the perspective of the aggregates, cement and concrete industries about the possible impacts of the America’s Revegetation and Carbon Sequestration (ARC) Act. We represent more than 600,000 workers at thousands of aggregates, cement and concrete businesses across the country who manufacture and deliver critical materials for our nation’s built environment. Our members collectively serve every residential, commercial, and public works project in the United States and generate more than $100 billion in economic activity each year.

Letter to Oppose S. 180, the “Buffalo Tract Protection Act,”

S. 180 would set bad policy by permanently banning aggregate production on tracts of federal land in central New Mexico. These areas contain some of the only available aggregates supply located near the Albuquerque market. Enacting this ban sets bad precedent and would severely diminish the ability for communities to access key resources that are necessary for building roads, bridges, renewable energy projects, schools, hospitals, homes, and businesses.

Letter in Advance of EPW Hearing on Examining the Benefits of Investing in USACE Water Infrastructure Projects

As your committee understands well, federal infrastructure investment at all levels is critical for our nation’s economic recovery and water infrastructure projects are no different, especially those vital projects covered by the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) chief reports via the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) reauthorizations. Robust federal investment in water infrastructure would put tens of thousands of Americans back to work and improve the daily lives of millions of Americans regarding navigable waterway projects, shoreline protection, flood mitigation and so much more.

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