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NSSGA Sues EPA Over WOTUS Rule

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) filed a lawsuit as part of a coalition of business organizations challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. WOTUS radically expands federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act and poses serious concerns for the aggregates industry and the nation.

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June Construction Spending Ticks Up; Highways Rise

The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during June 2015 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,064.6 billion, 0.1 percent (±1.5 percent) above the revised May estimate of $1,063.5 billion. The June figure is 12.0 percent (±2.1 percent) above the June 2014 estimate of $950.3 billion.

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