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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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Senate passes bill to block the EPA’s controversial WOTUS rule

Nov 04, 2015

Senate passes bill to block the EPA’s controversial WOTUS rule

The U.S. Senate has voted to block the implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's Waters of the United States rule, according to The Hill. However, the vote doesn't mean those in the aggregates industry who opposed the rule can rest easily quite yet. ...

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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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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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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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Legislation stopping proposed Waters of the U.S. rule passes Transportation and Infrastructure committee with bipartisan support

Apr 21, 2015

The Regulatory Integrity Protection Act (H.R. 1732), legislation that would stop the proposed Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS), has cleared its first hurdle. According to a news release from the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), the ...

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Bill Shuster talks about long-term transportation funding

Mar 17, 2015

Bill Shuster talks about long-term transportation funding

During the opening general session of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association's (NSSGA) Annual Convention in Baltimore, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) outlined the status of three important issues to the aggregates industry: highway funding, FAA reauthorization, ...

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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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