Four More States Set to Increase Gas Taxes

Legislators in four states – Tennessee, Montana, California and Indiana – have voted to increase their state gas tax to support new transportation improvements. The respective governors of each state are expected to sign the measures. This brings the total number of states that have increased fuel taxes since 2013 to 21.

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Kansas Transportation Repairs Hampered as Governor Raids Funds

Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested or lack some desirable safety features cost Kansas motorists a total of $2.7 billion statewide annually – as much as $1,600 in some urban areas – due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays.

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MSHA Reports Third Industry Fatality of the Year

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is reporting the third metal/nonmetal mining fatality of the year.

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South Carolina Wildlife Federation Certifies Martin Marietta Quarry

The South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) certified Martin Marietta’s Berkeley Quarry as a Wildlife And Industry Together (W.A.I.T.) site. The W.A.I.T. program recognizes industries that are dedicated to protecting the environment and keep wildlife needs in mind when making land-management decisions. Martin Marietta joined 29 other manufacturers in the state with this distinction, including BMW, Michelin, Honda of S.C., Duke Energy, FujiFilm, Spartanburg Water and others. 

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ARTBA: WOTUS Fundamentally Flawed

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) told a U.S. Senate panel the controversial “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule is scientifically and legally flawed and should be repealed. 

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