Tag: government

Cemex reaches agreement on California coastal mine

July 17, 2017By

The California Coastal Commission approved the agreement Cemex negotiated with commission staff regarding the continued operation of the Cemex Lapis sand plant.

‘Infrastructure week’ an opportunity for progress

June 5, 2017By

The White House kicks off a series of week-long events focused on revitalizing the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. Could this week’s focus be a true step toward the achievement of an effective, long-term highway bill?

House crafts $85B infrastructure spending bill

May 22, 2017By

House Democrats drafted the LIFT America Act, an $85 billion infrastructure bill focused on funding for projects related to energy, the environment, health care and technology.

Senate drafts bill to spur infrastructure growth

May 18, 2017By

The legislation would leverage private-sector dollars through a new investment bank to upgrade the nation’s infrastructure.

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Report: Trump may explore a gas tax increase

May 2, 2017By

President Donald Trump indicated that he is open to increasing the federal gas tax to support U.S. infrastructure development, although he stopped short of endorsing such a course of action.

MSHA and the aggregate industry

April 3, 2017By

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Mike Johnson discusses the ongoing process to select the next assistant secretary of labor at the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), the evolution of the aggregate industry’s relationship with MSHA, and more.

Nye enlightens House committee on industry issues

March 22, 2017By

Ward Nye, Martin Marietta chairman, CEO and president, testified before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources on the importance of aggregate for infrastructure projects.

The Trump wall: What is it exactly and how could it affect the industry?

February 24, 2017By

President Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border has generated interest among aggregate industry stakeholders. But what would the Trump wall actually look like, and would the industry really stand to benefit?