Water Infrastructure

Supreme Court WOTUS Ruling May Herald Faster Transportation Project Approvals

High Court Strikes Down EPA's Efforts to Expand Its Authority; ARTBA and NSSGA Partnered During Legal Battle

 

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) campaign to regulate all U.S. ditches hit another roadblock May 25. The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed with the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) that the agency exceeded its authority in developing new wetlands regulations.

 

Coalition Letter to Senate EPW on Biden Administration's WOTUS Rule

As organizations representing a broad range of sectors from agriculture, energy, transportation infrastructure, construction and real estate, manufacturing, mining, recreation, chemical production, specialty pesticides, and many other job creators, we are incredibly invested in the scope of the 2023 “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) regulatory definition.

Support for S.J. Res. 7, the CRA Resolution of Disapproval of the Biden Administration’s New WOTUS Rule

On behalf of the 400 members of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), I am writing to share our strong support for S.J. Res. 7, the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval on the Biden administration’s new Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule. NSSGA urges every member of Congress to support this measure, which will bring immediate and needed permitting certainty, as the aggregates industry works to deliver materials to build our infrastructure.

Water Advocacy Coalition Letter Supporting the CRA Resolution of Disapproval on the Biden Administration's New WOTUS Rule

As organizations representing a broad range of sectors from agriculture, energy, transportation infrastructure, construction and real estate, manufacturing, mining, recreation, chemical production, state departments of agriculture, and many other job creators, we urge support for the Congressional Review Act resolutions of disapproval of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) 2023 revised Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation.  Every sector of the U.S.

Letter to House T&I and EPW Committee Leadership Supporting H.J. Res. 27, the CRA Resolution of Disapproval on the Biden administration's new WOTUS Rule

On behalf of the 400 members of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), I am writing to share our strong support for H.J. Res. 27, the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval on the Biden administration’s new Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule. NSSGA urges every member of Congress to support this measure, which will bring immediate and needed permitting certainty, as the aggregates industry works to deliver materials to build our infrastructure.

NSSGA Member Testifies at WOTUS Hearing

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Mark Williams, environmental manager at Luck Companies testified today in the hearing, “Stakeholder Perspectives on the Impacts of the Biden Administration’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule,” which was held by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. 

NSSGA Files Legal Challenge to Premature and Overreaching WOTUS Rule

ALEXANDRIA, VA –The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association joined a coalition representing aggregates producers, farmers, home builders and others representing a broad swath of the U.S. economy to file a complaint in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Galveston Division on Jan. 18.  NSSGA’s President and CEO Michael Johnson issued the following statement:

 

EPA Releases Final WOTUS Rule in Advance of SCOTUS Decision, Adding to Confusion

ALEXANDRIA, VA –The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s President and CEO Michael Johnson issued the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) released their final Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. In April, NSSGA joined the American Road & Transportation Builders Association for an amicus brief in the Sackett v.

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