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Infrastructure bill unnecessarily on life support

October 20, 2021By

U.S. infrastructure has decayed dramatically, and yet elected officials won’t do anything about it. P&Q’s Kevin Yanik sounds off on the state of affairs in Washington, arguing the time has long since passed to make a historic investment in infrastructure.

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AGC economist offers perspective on the infrastructure bill

September 19, 2021By

Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) shares his expectations for the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act that’s already passed the Senate.

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EPA under the Trump administration argued that the Navigable Waters Protection rule ended decades of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends. Photo: P&Q Staff

WOTUS on EPA chopping block once again

September 2, 2021By

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is relooking at the definition of “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS), with developments likely to surface in the months to come.

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Ogletree Deakins’ Doran discusses a new era for MSHA

August 13, 2021By

Bill Doran of Ogletree Deakins discussed where the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) stands under the Biden administration, COVID-19 impacts on enforcement and more at the 2021 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference.

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Calling for action on infrastructure in 2021 (Part 2)

August 6, 2021By

The nation’s infrastructure was a hot topic at this year’s Roundtable, with attendees debating the merits of 2021 proposals that have come forth in Washington.

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Sure, New York City traffic is horrible. But eliminating cars from New York City roads and expecting other U.S. cities to adopt the Big Apple's model is quite the stretch. Photo: Bim/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

The definition of ‘infrastructure’ somehow up for debate

August 6, 2021By

Infrastructure has long been about things like roads and bridges. But the emergence of “human infrastructure” is now all the rage in Washington, where it’s being pitted against “physical infrastructure.”

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Report: Senate expected to pass infrastructure bill

July 29, 2021By

The Senate advanced a bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, which is expected to produce about $550 billion in new spending.

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AGC: Construction employment still down in most states

April 16, 2021By

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) says Texas and Wyoming have experienced the worst job losses in the past year while Utah and Idaho are the top gainers.

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