News from Colorado, Michigan

According to The Daily Vail, applicants for a gravel extraction operation along the Colorado River will return to the Eagle County Planning Commission requesting a special use permit to begin mining. County staff has recommended the commission approve the special use permit with conditions. Ideas for a gravel pit in the Dotsero area along the Colorado River have been rejected…

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Alan Parks

On the heels of the EPA announcement of its final Water rule, National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) member Alan Parks, Memphis Stone & Gravel Co., had an op-ed published in Bloomberg Environment on the impact of the new Navigable Waters Protection Rule: Definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS). Parks has been among the NSSGA members engaged in NSSGA’s advocacy on the WOTUS rule for…

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Oct. 24, 2019 – The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) expected withdrawal of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule appeared in the federal register this week. With an effective date of Dec. 23, 2019, the 2015 WOTUS rule will be no longer be in effect in any part of the U.S., barring a legal stay. This withdrawal is the first part of…

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