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House Demands EPA Stop Waters Rule

H.R.5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, passed Sept. 9 by a vote of 262 yeas to 152 nays, with more than 30 Democrats supporting the bill. The bill would force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the proposed rule expanding jurisdiction over Waters of the United States, and require consultation with the states. The results of this federal state consultation would be sent back to Congress, which would then decide whether to proceed with a rulemaking.

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Deficient Roadways Costing Los Angeles Area Drivers

Roads and bridges that are deficient, congested or lack desirable safety features cost California motorists a total of $44 billion statewide annually – nearly $2,500 per driver in the Los Angeles urban area – due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays. Increased investment in transportation improvements at the local, state and federal levels could relieve traffic congestion, improve road and bridge conditions, boost safety, and support long-term economic growth in California, according to a new report released by TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national transportation organization.

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Presque Isle Quarry Raises $35,000 for Charity

Lafarge North America's Presque Isle Quarry in Michigan celebrated its 60th anniversary by hosting its first annual Stoneport 5K Quarry Run/Walk on Aug., 28, 2014, to benefit the Cancer Center at Alpena Regional Medical Center (ARMC). After the event, Lafarge held a post-race open house celebration for the community at the Lafarge site.

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