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EPA Announces New Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of funding that could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans, which could leverage more than $11 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Prospective borrowers seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submit a letter of interest by July 6. 

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What Does Supreme Court WOTUS Ruling Mean?

On Jan. 22, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that challenges to the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule (WOTUS) belong in district court rather than the appellate court. The WOTUS Rule was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to clarify, which waters and wetlands fall under federal jurisdiction.

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Cemex Files Lawsuit Against City Seeking to Stop Aggregates Operation

Cemex filed a lawsuit against the city of Santa Clarita, Calif., claiming breach of contract, civil rights violations, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and declaratory relief in response to city plans to annex the site of a sand-and-gravel mine in Soledad Canyon. The lawsuit maintains that the city tried to annex the site in order to manage it and shut down the mining project.

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10 Cemex USA Facilities Earn Conservation Certification

Ten Cemex USA facilities have earned Conservation Certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) for 2017 in recognition of programs and projects that demonstrate excellence in the areas of wildlife habitat enhancement and restoration as well as conservation education.

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