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Illinois EPA Out of Bounds Targeting Quarries That Accept CCDD

The news reports certainly grabbed your attention. Four in five Illinois quarries that backfill with concrete and other demolition waste showed higher-than-acceptable levels of toxins, according to state sampling results from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA).

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ENVIRONMENT - DECEMBER 2017

Massachusetts Producer to Reduce Emissions Under Settlement with EPA / Cemex Honored with Southern California Energy Efficiency Award / NSSGA: Tell EPA That WOTUS Needs Clear Exemptions

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New Study Warns of Changing Climate’s Impact on Midwest Infrastructure

As intense weather events batter U.S. coastal cities and offshore islands, a new study from the Midwest Economic Policy Institute warns that the threat of climate change extends much farther inland, with potentially devastating impacts on transportation and infrastructure systems across the Midwest.

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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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