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Wasserman to Speak at NSSGA Event

RR110619 WassermanNov. 6, 2019 – David Wasserman, U.S. House editor and senior election analyst for the non-partisan Cook Political Report, will speak at the the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) Legislative & Policy Forum General Session on Nov. 18. Wasserman notably authored in his pre-election analysis of 2016 how Trump could win the White House while losing the popular vote.

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Summit: Behind the Numbers

RR103119 SummitLogoOct. 31, 2019 – Summit Materials reported third-quarter numbers, and aggregates net revenues increased by 25.5% to $137.5 million in the third quarter 2019, when compared to the prior-year period. Organic aggregates sales volumes increased 11.4% in the third quarter 2019, when compared to the prior-year period on higher organic volume growth in both the East and West segments. Operating income across product lines in those segments were discussed in the report.

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Martin Marietta: Behind the Numbers

RR043019 MartinMariettalogoOct. 29, 2019 – Martin Marietta, which posted record revenue for the third quarter, said that its aggregates business is up more than 12%. Third-quarter aggregates shipments by end use are as follows versus the prior-year quarter: 

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RR022519 EnvironmentOct. 24, 2019 – The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) expected withdrawal of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule appeared in the federal register this week. With an effective date of Dec. 23, 2019, the 2015 WOTUS rule will be no longer be in effect in any part of the U.S., barring a legal stay. This withdrawal is the first part of a two-step process. The EPA issued a proposed WOTUS rule in December 2018 to replace the 2015 rule. The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) supports many of the improvements EPA made in the 2018 proposal. The final replacement rule should appear in late 2019 or early 2020.

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Pay for It Yourself

RR052319 HighwayBillOct. 23, 2019 – Is this what it has come to with the federal government? White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow told attendees at North American Infrastructure Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C., "We’ll cut red tape for you, but don’t expect a check from us. Folks, we will give you the permits, if you can figure out how to pay for it, go on ahead and do it.” In the speech, Kudlow emphasized that President Donald Trump is focused on deregulation and speeding up federal permitting to kickstart rail, airport and other infrastructure projects. However, Trump campaigned in 2016 on a promise for a $1 trillion infrastructure plan. It is not acceptable to abdicate responsibility for our deteriorating roads and bridges!

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