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Knife River Focused on Recycling

MDU Resources Group, Bismarck, ND, issued its 2010 sustainability report, entitled “Building a Strong America. “The idea of sustainability continues to evolve as we, along with the rest of the world, become more conscious of our impact on the planet. We continue our efforts at MDU Resources to minimize harmful impacts,” reads the report in its introduction.

Recycling is a key to MDU Resources’ sustainability efforts. At a number of its company locations, MDU Resources recycles various materials, including, but not limited to, construction materials, computers and electronics, electrical equipment, light bulbs, paper, scrap metal, appliances, coal combustion ash, used oil and batteries.

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CARB Holds off on Off-Road Diesel Rule

By Mark S. Kuhar

In a ruling that comes as welcome news for California aggregates producers, the California Air Resources Board approved a four-year reprieve for its off-road diesel emissions rule, admitting that a down economy and unreliable science contributed to previous data.

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Cemex USA receives environmental award

At a ceremony on November 11, Cemex USA was recognized by the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) with two of the Council’s top national awards, including the William W. Howard C.E.O. Award for environmental stewardship achieved through educational initiatives by CEMEX’s Aggregate Division, in Florida.

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