NSSGA, ARTBA Appeal to Supreme Court on Clean Water Act

Confusing rules promulgated by federal agencies under the Clean Water Act (CWA) are hurting the transportation construction sector’s ability to deliver infrastructure improvements that benefit all Americans, according to an amicus brief filed April 13 with the U.S. Supreme Court by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA).  In the brief,…

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CBM Aggregates’ Shelter Valley Plant Receives OSSGA Rehabilitation Award

CBM Aggregates’ Shelter Valley Pit in the Township of Alnwick/Haldimand, Ontario, Canada, received the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (OSSGA) 2021 Progressive Rehabilitation Award, presented at OSSGA’s 2022 Conference and annual general meeting at the end of February. Shelter Valley Pit earned its first Progressive Rehabilitation Award for its success in transforming the extraction faces around its east and…

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Lafarge Canada Spearheads Conservation Effort

Lafarge Canada announced its key role in the massive conservation effort undertaken in the sensitive Great Lakes region as a partner with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). The NCC’s Manitoulin Island acquisition is one of its largest-ever in Ontario.  With a $16-million price tag, the initiative relied heavily on the support of many partners. Lafarge Canada provided a donation…

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CEMEX Expands Use of Renewable Diesel at California Operations

CEMEX continues to expand its use of low-carbon alternative fuels at several of its California operations, utilizing renewable diesel to power trucks and machinery as part of its global Future in Action program aimed at reducing CO2 emissions throughout its operations and supply chain. “At CEMEX, we have ambitious goals to reduce our CO2 emissions across our value chain, and…

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CEMEX, Heidelberg, Holcim Make Climate ‘A List’

Three of the top five global cement, aggregate and concrete producers have made the 2021 Climate Disclosure Project A List, reflecting transparency in environmental impact, greenhouse gas emissions management and water resource metrics. CEMEX, HeidelbergCement and Holcim are among 200 A List/Climate category performers from a pool of 10,000-plus companies that London-based CDP observes. “We commit to continue leading the…

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TACA Members Learn How Conservation Can Increase Profitability

The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) welcomed more than 50 attendees to its Environmental & Sustainability Seminar on Sept. 23-24 at the Marriott Riverwalk in San Antonio. Industry professionals delivered topical presentations on the environmental and sustainable regulations and issues facing TACA members today, including the Biden administration’s environmental policies; how to be audit-ready in a post-COVID world; the…

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CalPortland Partners With Wildlife Habitat Council

CalPortland Co. joined the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) as a corporate member, formalizing the company’s commitment to integrating biodiversity and conservation action into its sustainability efforts. Through WHC membership, CalPortland seeks to involve employees and community stakeholders in sustainability activities and earn recognition via WHC Conservation Certification, the only global, third-party verified biodiversity standard. “Our membership with the Wildlife Habitat…

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Holcim Tackles Measurable Biodiversity and Water Targets

Holcim announced its strategy to become “nature-positive” by restoring and preserving biodiversity and water while bringing more nature into cities. Holcim’s positive impact on biodiversity is based on transformative rehabilitation plans and measured by a science-based methodology developed in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Preserving water across its business, Holcim targets to replenish freshwater in…

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EPA Proposes $24,000 Penalty for Illegal Dredging in Idaho

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is proposing to settle a Clean Water Act case against Carl Grissom of West Richland, Wash., for unauthorized suction dredge mining in the South Fork Clearwater River in central Idaho in 2018. The agency is proposing that Grissom pay a $24,000 penalty.  Suction dredge operations can destroy fish eggs and newly…

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Canadian Group Seeks Quarry Rehabilitation Solutions

A group of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, post-secondary academic researchers are teaming up to explore various new ways of environmentally restoring abandoned aggregate pits in northeastern Ontario over the next three years, according to Northern Ontario Business. A combined Collège Boréal-Laurentian University research team will be strategizing on replanting techniques and unique soil treatments to restore biodiversity and ecosystem functions on…

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