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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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Aggregates producers take to the Hill to protest Waters of the U.S. rule

Feb 11, 2015

Aggregates producers take to the Hill to protest Waters of the U.S. rule

Ditch the rule. That was the message as a dozen aggregates producers who are members of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) took to Capitol Hill this week  to talk to their Congressional representatives about the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ...

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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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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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Five Holcim plants receive EPA Energy Star for energy efficiency

Dec 12, 2013

Five Holcim plants receive EPA Energy Star for energy efficiency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded five Holcim plants with the Energy Star. The EPA awards the Energy Star to businesses and individuals who demonstrate superior energy efficiency. The five Holcim plants that received an Energy Star are: Holly Hill plant ...

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EPA proposes removing New York landfill, gravel site from Superfund list

Oct 02, 2013

EPA proposes removing New York landfill, gravel site from Superfund list

Ludlow Sand and Gravel’s Paris, New York, site could be removed from the Superfund National Priorities List of the most hazardous waste sites. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed removing the 18-acre Oneida County site, which contains a landfill ...

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Lafarge agrees to fund $1.5 million in environmental projects as part of Clean Air Act

Jul 24, 2013

Lafarge agrees to fund $1.5 million in environmental projects as part of Clean Air Act

  Lafarge North America has formed an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice and New York State in which Lafarge will fund $1.5 million in projects to reduce air pollution near its Ravena, New ...

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U.S. Court of Appeals ruling allows EPA to revoke existing permits

Apr 24, 2013

U.S. Court of Appeals ruling allows EPA to revoke existing permits

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Court issued a ruling in Mingo Logan Coal Company v. EPA on April 23 that allows the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to revoke existing permits. The National Stone, Sand & ...

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Greening of the Fleet: EPA reduces heavy truck, off-road equipment emissions by 95 percent (INFOGRAPHIC)

Apr 22, 2013

Greening of the Fleet: EPA reduces heavy truck, off-road equipment emissions by 95 percent (INFOGRAPHIC)

In honor of Earth Day, our sister site, Equipment World, developed an infographic that examines the effectiveness of the EPA’s emissions regulations since 1996. Click the image above to view the full infographic.

Mission Valley Rock plant reduces energy costs by 12 percent

Apr 09, 2013

Mission Valley Rock plant reduces energy costs by 12 percent

Lehigh Hanson’s Mission Valley Rock plant in Sunol, California, reduced it energy intensity by 12.2 percent in one year, achieving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star Challenge for Industry. As a result of the accomplishment, the plant also reduced ...

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