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Study Links Mining Economic Growth, Environmental Stewardship

By Mark S. Kuhar

The Wisconsin Mining Association (WMA) released a study done for the organization by international mineral industry consultant Behre Dolbear on how other states have managed to create good mining jobs while honoring their environmental responsibilities.

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Lehigh Hanson Facilities Take Energy Star Challenge

Lehigh Hanson, Inc. is pleased to announce that eleven of its aggregates production facilities across the country are taking another positive step toward improving energy efficiency and protecting the environment by participating in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR Challenge.

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Cummins Receives EPA Certification for Meeting 2014 Greenhouse Gas and Fuel-Efficiency Rules

By Mark S. Kuhar

Cummins Inc. has received certification for its ISX15 engine from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), meeting both the EPA 2013 regulations and the new greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency rules that will take effect in 2014. Cummins 2014 greenhouse gas certification is the first engine certificate issued by the EPA.

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Vulcan Mines Recognized for Outstanding Reclamation

By Mark S. Kuhar

A Greensville County, Va., rock quarry and Henrico County, Va., sand and gravel mine operated by Vulcan Materials Co. have been recognized with state/industry awards for innovative reclamation practices. The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) and the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA) presented the awards to Vulcan for its Skippers Quarry and Curles Neck Sand and Gravel operations. Award presentations were made at the VTCA’s annual meeting held recently in Virginia Beach, Va.

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