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Proposed Tippecanoe quarry faces further opposition

Jun 17, 2014

Proposed Tippecanoe quarry faces further opposition

A proposed quarry in Tippecanoe County, Ind., near Americus is facing further opposition that could prevent the site from ever beginning operations. County commissioners on Monday approved the first two readings of an ordinance that bans new operations if 100 residences ...

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What the EPA’s proposed water rule means for you

Jun 17, 2014

What the EPA’s proposed water rule means for you

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule that defines what waters are protected under the Clean Water Act. This new rule is likely to affect most operations throughout the U.S. A new definition According to the EPA, the new rule ...

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More than half of Americans are concerned about highway safety

Jun 16, 2014

More than half of Americans are concerned about highway safety

The majority of Americans are concerned about unsafe road conditions as a result of poor road surfaces, according to the results of a survey released Thursday by Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA). Survey results show that 59 percent of ...

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Diesel fuel price report: June 16, 2014

Jun 16, 2014

Diesel fuel price report: June 16, 2014

U.S. diesel fuel prices are down for the seventh consecutive week, falling $0.010 per gallon for the week ending June 16. This week, diesel prices also fell in eight of 10 U.S. regions. The Central Atlantic region experienced the greatest weekly decline ...

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What you need to know about federal transportation funding

Jun 13, 2014

What you need to know about federal transportation funding

The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is a major talking point in the highway construction industry right now, especially because the major funding source is likely to run out of money in less than three months. HTF insolvency would mean projects ...

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Proposed asphalt plant faces NIMBY-ism in Colorado

Jun 13, 2014

Proposed asphalt plant faces NIMBY-ism in Colorado

Residents near the site of a proposed asphalt plant in Buena Vista, Colo., don’t want the site to come to fruition, according to a report from The Chaffe County Times. Hard Rock Mining and Redi-Mix requested a zoning change that would ...

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NSSGA tells Congress ‘Fix the Highway Trust Fund’

Jun 13, 2014

NSSGA tells Congress ‘Fix the Highway Trust Fund’

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) gathered with hundreds of transportation advocates on June 11 to urge Congress to address the projected insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). Related: It’s time to fix the Highway Trust Fund During Rally ...

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Art, music, fire festival celebrates granite mining history

Jun 12, 2014

Art, music, fire festival celebrates granite mining history

Several old granite quarries will be repurposed this month for an event involving art, music and fire. The third annual RockFire expected to bring 2,000 attendees to the former mining sites in Millstone Hill, Vt., on June 27-28, according the event’s ...

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ACPA, Titan, ContiTech reveal new websites (Information Library)

Jun 11, 2014

ACPA, Titan, ContiTech reveal new websites (Information Library)

Generation website The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has redeveloped its website, creating what it calls a “generation website” that offers content and serves as a resource for conducting association business. The mobile-friendly website offers access to association information, membership details, ...

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AAA: Two-thirds of Americans want federal government to increase transportation spending

Jun 11, 2014

AAA: Two-thirds of Americans want federal government to increase transportation spending

Two-thirds of Americans, or 68 percent, want the federal government to invest more in roads, bridges and mass transit systems, according to the results of a AAA survey released on Tuesday. Additionally, 5 percent of respondents said the federal government should ...

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NSSGA: Protect future operations by giving input on OSHA’s silica rule

Jun 10, 2014

NSSGA: Protect future operations by giving input on OSHA’s silica rule

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) is urging industry input on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposed rule on respirable crystalline silica. Related: Three fatal flaws of OSHA’s proposed crystalline silica rule NSSGA last week filed with OSHA ...

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Obama signs WRRDA into law; Legislation marks first water reauthorization in 7 years

Jun 10, 2014

Obama signs WRRDA into law; Legislation marks first water reauthorization in 7 years

President Barack Obama signed the $12.3 billion Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) into law on Tuesday, marking the first water projects reauthorization in seven years, Politico reports. The House and Senate both passed the bill last month. The legislation cuts ...

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