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What Does Supreme Court WOTUS Ruling Mean?

On Jan. 22, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that challenges to the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule (WOTUS) belong in district court rather than the appellate court. The WOTUS Rule was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to clarify, which waters and wetlands fall under federal jurisdiction.

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Cemex Files Lawsuit Against City Seeking to Stop Aggregates Operation

Cemex filed a lawsuit against the city of Santa Clarita, Calif., claiming breach of contract, civil rights violations, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and declaratory relief in response to city plans to annex the site of a sand-and-gravel mine in Soledad Canyon. The lawsuit maintains that the city tried to annex the site in order to manage it and shut down the mining project.

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Illinois EPA Out of Bounds Targeting Quarries That Accept CCDD

The news reports certainly grabbed your attention. Four in five Illinois quarries that backfill with concrete and other demolition waste showed higher-than-acceptable levels of toxins, according to state sampling results from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA).

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10 Cemex USA Facilities Earn Conservation Certification

Ten Cemex USA facilities have earned Conservation Certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) for 2017 in recognition of programs and projects that demonstrate excellence in the areas of wildlife habitat enhancement and restoration as well as conservation education.

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ENVIRONMENT - DECEMBER 2017

Massachusetts Producer to Reduce Emissions Under Settlement with EPA / Cemex Honored with Southern California Energy Efficiency Award / NSSGA: Tell EPA That WOTUS Needs Clear Exemptions

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