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What The Frac Will They Be Talking About?

RR022817 fracFeb. 27, 2017 – Going to ConExpo-Con/Agg? If you are a frac sand producer, don’t miss a special Rock Products-sponsored seminar: Frac Sand: How Technology and Market Dynamics Will Drive Future Success. It will take place in the Westgate hotel (former Hilton), Ballroom G, March 10, from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Panelists will be:

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Everybody Loves Infrastructure Spending

RR022417 JoshuaTreeRoadFeb. 24, 2017 – Eighty-seven percent of voters said they back the idea of boosting federal government spending on infrastructure, per a new Quinnipiac University poll. Both Democrats and Republicans, men and women, and younger as well as older voters said they support the idea. Overall support has remained steady since Quinnipiac posed the question ("Do you support or oppose increasing federal spending for roads, bridges, mass transit and other infrastructure?") to voters in the fall. 

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Shuster: Infrastructure Package Not on Fast Track

RR021517 Bill ShusterFeb. 15, 2017 – House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster recently delivered a message that's already becoming clear to the transportation world: A big legislative package to fund infrastructure isn't going to happen right away. "You're not going to see an infrastructure [bill] in the next month or two," Shuster said at a National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners meeting. He did however mention that he met with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

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NSSGA Holds Audio Town Meeting

RR020817 MikeJohnsonFebruary 8, 2017 – The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) has a message for aggregates producers. This is no time to relax and rest on your laurels. There is a new administration in Washington, D.C., and you need to get them on your side. Reach out and build relationships with state and national representatives, and members of the new administration, if possible. 

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Infrastructure on the Front Burner

RR012617 highwayJan. 24, 2017 – The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association reports that President Trump signed an executive order that is designed to speed up environmental reviews and fast-track critical infrastructure projects. “We intend to fix our country, our bridges, our roadways,” he said at a press event. “We can’t be in an environmental process for 15 years if a bridge is going to be falling down or if a highway is crumbling. So we’re expediting environmental reviews and approvals.” Under the order, governors or Cabinet secretaries request that a project to be designated as high-priority one and the project moves to the top of any review queue if the White House Council on Environmental Quality approves.

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