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EPA Ends Sue and Settle Practices

In fulfilling his promise to end the practice of regulation through litigation, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued an agency-wide directive designed to end “sue and settle” practices within the agency, providing an unprecedented level of public participation and transparency in EPA consent decrees and settlement agreements.

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Vulcan Materials’ Gurley Quarry Wins Environmental Award

Vulcan Materials Co.’s Gurley Quarry has been named the winner of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) Platinum Environmental Excellence Award, the highest environmental recognition presented by the organization.

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New Hope Quarry Reopens After Spat With Pennsylvania DEP

One week after the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) shut down operations at New Hope Crushed Stone and Lime in Solebury, Pa., the DEP said the company had complied with the agency’s order and it was allowed to reopen about two weeks later, according to The Intelligencer.

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Luck Ecosystems Expands Operations into Maryland

Luck Ecosystems, a business unit of Luck Stone that produces a variety of custom-engineered blended soils and riprap for environmental and recreational purposes, is expanding its footprint into Maryland through a partnership with Chaney Enterprises, the largest ready-mix, sand and gravel supplier in Maryland. 

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Xylem Publishes its 2016 Sustainability Report: Why We Solve Water

Solving the planet’s water challenges has never been more urgent. A growing population, overtaxed water infrastructure and increasing weather events all highlight the need for sustainable solutions.  And solving water – one of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals – is foundational to economic growth, a more equitable distribution of resources and global health.

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