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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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Senate to begin work on bill to block the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule

Jun 09, 2015

Senate to begin work on bill to block the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule

Lawmakers in the United States Senate are scheduled to begin deliberation June 10 over legislation designed to essentially throw out the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States rule. According to The Hill, the Environment and Public Works Committee is set to ...

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EPA releases final Waters of the U.S. rule, aggregates industry reacts

May 27, 2015

EPA releases final Waters of the U.S. rule, aggregates industry reacts

  The Environmental Protection Agency released the final version of its Waters of the U.S. rule May 27, and many still have issues with how the rule might negatively impact the aggregates industry. The EPA said in a press release that the Clean ...

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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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