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Martin Marietta Quarry Seeks Expansion

According to the Berkeley Independent, Martin Marietta Materials wants to expand the operations of its Jamestown, S.C., quarry. Local residents have expressed concerns about safety issues regarding the truck traffic this operation will produce and the way the trucks are driven.

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California Quarry Permits Asphalt Plant

The San Rafael Rock Quarry in Marin, Calif., won permission to recycle asphalt from Marin roads projects despite opposition from neighbors who worried the move will intensify operations, according to a report in the Marin Independent Journal.

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A Wellness Program Checkup

By Mark Savit

New Affordable Care Act Regulations Create Hiccup for Outcome-Based Wellness Programs

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McCarthy Confirmed as EPA Chief

By Mark S. Kuhar

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official Gina McCarthy won Senate confirmation to head the agency in a 59 to 40 vote.

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Lafarge Will Fund Green Projects

Under an agreement with U.S Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice and New York State, Lafarge North America Inc. has agreed to fund $1.5 million in projects to reduce air pollution in the community surrounding its Ravena, N.Y., cement plant. The agreement also provides Lafarge additional time to reduce air pollution from the cement plant. A March 2010 settlement between the federal government and Lafarge North America Inc. resolved violations of the Clean Air Act at Lafarge’s 13 cement plants in the United States.

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