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NSSGA Submits WOTUS Comments

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) and member companies submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to support the replacement of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule with an improved rule. This replacement proposal includes key suggestions from NSSGA, including exemptions for pits, water treatment systems, dry stream beds and isolated waters.

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Cemex Encourages Sustainable Development

Cemex extended the deadline to accept high-impact project proposals in sustainable development from entrepreneurs and social innovators from all over the world after receiving more than 600 proposals for its Cemex-Tec Award.

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3M Quarry Produces Smog-Reducing Roofing Granules for Shingles

3M’s innovative smog-reducing roofing granules that reduce air pollution have a new champion. Shingles manufacured with the new granules, and featuring Scotchgard Protector, are part of the new Healthy Holmes Specification for Holmes Approved Homes Builders.

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Wheeler Confirmed as EPA Chief

The Senate confirmed former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, despite concerns by Democrats and one Republican about regulatory rollbacks he’s made in eight months as the agency’s acting chief.

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Congress Introduces Clean Water State Revolving Fund Legislation

The Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) is a federal infrastructure program that provides low-interest loans to states – requiring a 20 percent state match – for wastewater and stormwater infrastructure improvements.

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