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WOTUS Rule Flawed, Says Congressional Committee

The process that led to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule “was rife with legal shortcuts, predetermined conclusions, and politically-driven timelines,” according to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

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Eagle Materials Reports Strong Second Quarter

Eagle Materials Inc. reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 ended Sept. 30, 2016. Notable items for the quarter include (comparisons, unless otherwise noted, are with the prior year’s second quarter):

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Carmeuse Lime and Stone Donates Limestone for Park

Carmeuse Lime and Stone recently donated 4,000 tons of limestone to Wald Park, Inc., a nonprofit in Maysville, Ky., that is renovating a park into a modern, state-of-the-art sports complex for the surrounding community.

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MSHA Hits Texas Quarry With Imminent Danger Order

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that federal inspectors issued 146 citations, six orders and one safeguard during special impact inspections at 11 coal mines and five metal and nonmetal mines in September 2016.

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Groups Press Candidates on Infrastructure Funding

Thirty-four of the nation's leading business, labor, transportation and travel groups called on both major party presidential candidates to include long-term, sustainable funding measures as part of their infrastructure plans and are offering to help get those plans enacted in letters sent to both campaigns this week. The various groups said that finding ways to pay for future improvements to the nation's transportation infrastructure would help boost employment levels and economic growth.

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