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House of Representatives passes bill blocking EPA’s new Waters of the U.S. rule

May 15, 2015

House of Representatives passes bill blocking EPA’s new Waters of the U.S. rule

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill May 12 that forces the Environmental Protection Agency to cancel a new Waters of the Unites States rule. The EPA rule, which would have made the bodies of water the EPA regulates more specific, ...

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Cupertino cement plant to pay $7.5 million for Clean Water Act violations

May 05, 2015

Cupertino cement plant to pay $7.5 million for Clean Water Act violations

Lehigh Southwest Cement & Hanson Permanente Cement will pay out $7.5 million after a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA announced April 29 that the company agreed to settle over charges that its cement plant near Cupertino, California, dumped toxic ...

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NSSGA wants everyone to ask their representative to co-sponsor the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act (H.R. 1732) to stop proposed Waters of the U.S. rule

Apr 27, 2015

NSSGA wants everyone to ask their representative to co-sponsor the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act (H.R. 1732) to stop proposed Waters of the U.S. rule

During the next few weeks, the House will be voting on the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act (H.R. 1732) that would stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) from finalizing the proposed rule on Waters of ...

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CalPortland to receive EPA’s Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

Apr 15, 2015

CalPortland to receive EPA’s Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will honor CalPortland’s long-term commitment to protecting the environment through energy efficiency with a 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. The award, which is given to organizations in recognition ...

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House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure unveils legislation to withdraw proposed Waters of the U.S. rule

Apr 14, 2015

In response to the recent announcement that the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule was sent to the Office of Management and Budget for review before being finalized, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure unveiled legislation designed to protect ...

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NSSGA comments on latest developments in proposed Waters of the U.S. rule

Mar 18, 2015

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association is, once again, asking for everyone’s help in calling for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to go back to the drawing board on the proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. At a ...

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Congress introduces bill requiring science transparency by EPA

Mar 05, 2015

Congress introduces bill requiring science transparency by EPA

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) reports that House Science Committee Chair Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) have introduced a bill that prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from “proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or ...

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Vice President Biden announces new steps to Build America Investment Initiative

Jan 19, 2015

Vice President Biden announces new steps to Build America Investment Initiative

Vice President Joe Biden, along with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, have announced new steps the Obama administration plans to take as part of its Build America Investment Initiative. These steps include ...

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Copar Quarries settles EPA violations

Nov 24, 2014

Copar Quarries settles EPA violations

  Copar Quarries has settled claims that it violated federal clean air standards. The company has agreed to pay $80,000 and correct its violations brought to light by the Environmental Protection Agency. Violations included the failure to conduct emissions tests and the failure ...

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Special pavement to keep stormwater out of river

Aug 21, 2014

Special pavement to keep stormwater out of river

A new parking lot in Plainville, Connecticut, will help keep the nearby Quinnpiac River clean thanks to porous pavement and other materials. Around 4,000 square feet of "special pavement" and two under layers of crushed rock will help clean an estimated 400,000 gallons ...

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Ag industry takes on EPA’s Waters of the U.S. proposed rule (VIDEO)

Aug 11, 2014

Ag industry takes on EPA’s Waters of the U.S. proposed rule (VIDEO)

The aggregates industry has a formidable presence in Washington, but when it comes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule for the Waters of the United States (WOTUS), another ag industry is having an impressive impact: the agricultural industry. The ...

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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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