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EPA Withdraws Proposed Ozone Standards

The Sept. 2 announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) withdrawing a proposal to prematurely tighten ozone standards was welcomed by transportation construction firms and local communities across America. If the agency had proceeded, hundreds of cities across America would have been out of compliance with the Clean Air Act (CAA) and, in turn, had their federal funds for highway improvements at risk.

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Lafarge Introduces Lower-CO2 Portland-Limestone Cement

In response to ever-increasing market demand for sustainable building solutions, Lafarge has introduced a new portland-limestone cement (PLC) commercial offering in Canada.

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Glow in the Dark Rocks

By Mark S. Kuhar

Have you ever thought about making an aggregates product that glows in the dark? Think of the possibilities. Roads with glowing berms; driveways that light up at night; sidewalks lit up like a Christmas tree.

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This is Like Pulling Teeth

My father was a dentist, so I know a little bit about pulling teeth. And I can tell you, getting adequate funding for transportation and infrastructure projects through Congress has been like a fight to the finish with a mandibular lateral incisor.

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Off-Highway Diesel Prices

The national estimated average price for off-highway diesel fuel as of Oct. 10 is $3.511. That is lower than last week's average of $3.540.