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EPA oversteps on its promotion of WOTUS

Feb 04, 2016

EPA oversteps on its promotion of WOTUS

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) went too far in its efforts to promote its Waters of the U.S. rule. While that is likely the opinion of many reading this, it’s also the opinion of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). ...

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Supreme Court to review the jurisdictional rights of the Waters of the U.S. rule

Dec 23, 2015

Supreme Court to review the jurisdictional rights of the Waters of the U.S. rule

The Environmental Protection Agency's controversial Waters of the U.S. rule is going to get a closer look from the U.S. Supreme Court. According to the Associated Equipment Distributors, the top court in the country has decided to take on Hawkes Co., Inc. ...

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Seven Cemex plants were recognized by the EPA for energy efficiency

Oct 19, 2015

Seven Cemex plants were recognized by the EPA for energy efficiency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently recognized the efforts to be more energy efficient at seven different Cemex USA plants from Florida, Georgia, Ohio, California and Texas. Four cement manufacturing facilities in Florida, Georgia, Ohio and California were all granted the Energy Star certification ...

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EPA’s WOTUS rule has been put on hold across America

Oct 12, 2015

EPA’s WOTUS rule has been put on hold across America

The much maligned Waters of the United States rule from the Environmental Protection Agency has been put on hold by a federal court. The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association announced that the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to grant a ...

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EPA awards Holcim with Gulf Guardian Award

Aug 05, 2015

EPA awards Holcim with Gulf Guardian Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency honored one of Holcim's cement plants in Alabama for its stormwater management program and the efforts to protect the Gulf of Mexico. The EPA named Holcim as the first place winner of the the 2015 Gulf Guardian ...

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Lehigh Hanson quarry achieved the Energy Star Challenge for Industry by reducing energy intensity

Jul 23, 2015

Lehigh Hanson quarry achieved the Energy Star Challenge for Industry by reducing energy intensity

A Lehigh Hanson quarry in Indiana was honored by the Environmental Protection Agency recently for reducing its energy intensity by 10.3 percent in just two years. The Romeoville Quarry in became the fifth Lehigh Hanson facility to achieve the Energy Star Challenge ...

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Another state is considering joining the 27 suing over the new EPA water rule

Jul 16, 2015

Another state is considering joining the 27 suing over the new EPA water rule

Tennessee could become the 28th state to file a lawsuit against the Federal government over the EPA's new and controversial Waters of the U.S. rule. More than 60 Lawmakers from across the state joined together in signing a letter to urge Tennessee ...

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A total of 27 states have sued the Obama administration over the new EPA water rule

Jul 01, 2015

A total of 27 states have sued the Obama administration over the new EPA water rule

More than half of the states in America have dropped lawsuits on the White House in just two days since June 29 over the Environmental Protection Agency's new Waters of the U.S. rule. According to The Hill, 27 states have filed lawsuits challenging ...

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The final Waters of the U.S. rule has been released to the Federal Register

Jun 29, 2015

The final Waters of the U.S. rule has been released to the Federal Register

The final version of the Environmental Protection Agency's controversial Waters of the U.S. rule was added to the Federal Register Monday, meaning the new law will go into effect Aug. 28. The rule has been the source of contention for most ...

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EPA, DOT propose heightened heavy duty diesel emissions, fuel efficiency standards for 2018

Jun 28, 2015

EPA, DOT propose heightened heavy duty diesel emissions, fuel efficiency standards for 2018

The EPA and DOT announced Friday their plans for Phase 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles. Phase 2 of the program would “significantly reduce carbon emissions and improve fuel ...

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Low-viscosity oils are only the beginning; new EPA diesel fuel economy rules will significantly impact your future

Jun 24, 2015

Low-viscosity oils are only the beginning; new EPA diesel fuel economy rules will significantly impact your future

Earlier in June, Shell Lubricants went into great detail telling journalists about how the soon-to-come, low-viscosity diesel lube oil category will help heavy duty trucks improve fuel economy by roughly one percent. And while a one percent improvement in fuel economy ...

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Senate committee passes bill to block the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule

Jun 11, 2015

Senate committee passes bill to block the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule

A United States Senate committee voted June 10 to pass a bill that would block the Environmental Protection Agency's controversial new clean water rule. According to The Hill, the Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming)-sponsored measure to repeal the Waters of the United ...

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