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House Passes Water Resources Development Act of 2020

The House of Representatives passed H.R. 7575, a bill authorizing at least $8.6 billion in federal funds for 38 new Army Corps of Engineers construction projects, including flood and storm protection, river and port navigation and environmental restoration improvements.

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Granite Sustainability Progress Report Wins Award

Granite announced that its 2019 Sustainability Progress Report was awarded Gold by MerComm in its 2020 Annual Report Competition (ARC). Granite’s 2019 Sustainability Progress Report encompasses its comprehensive set of goals including corporate social responsibility, environmental stewardship and responsible governance.

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Final Environmental Rule Modernizes NEPA Process

The final National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) rule by the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has been released. NEPA, which was signed into law on Jan. 1, 1970, requires federal agencies to assess the environmental effects of their proposed actions prior to making decisions.

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GCCA Releases Industry Biodiversity Guidelines

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has published new guidelines aimed at further improving the biodiversity performance of the industry’s quarries. The guidelines support the association’s Sustainability Charter implementation and represent a collaborative effort by member companies to improve overall performance in biodiversity management and quarry rehabilitation.

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