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Congressional Action Needed for Proper Water Safeguards

By Mark S. Kuhar

Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Fla.) has introduced “Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act” (H.R. 5078). This bipartisan legislation establishes safeguards that preserve important federal-state partnerships in protecting our nation’s waterways.

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EPA Rescinding Valid Clean Water Permits

By Mark S. Kuhar

A decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revoke a valid Clean Water Act (CWA) permit from a mining operation in West Virginia could have ripple effects on the ability of public agencies and private firms to deliver urgently-needed transportation-improvement projects for the nation, American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) First Vice Chairman Nick Ivanoff, president and CEO of New York-based Ammann & Whitney, told members of Congress recently.

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Green Building a Key Trend in Economic Growth

By Mark S. Kuhar

Residential construction is a key engine behind economic growth in the United States. According to McGraw Hill Construction’s Dodge Construction Market Forecast, single and multifamily housing projects account for about 45 percent of the value of all construction projects started in the United States in 2014. With that market forecast to grow rapidly in coming years, green building activity and drivers in the market are critical.

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