NSSGA joins coalition filing legal challenge to WOTUS Rule

Quarry Products / January 19, 2023
By Guy Woodford
NSSGA President & CEO Michael Johnson

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association joined a coalition representing aggregates producers, farmers, home builders and others representing a broad swath of the U.S. economy to file a complaint (legal challenge) against the WOTUS Rule in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Galveston Division on January 18 2023.

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NSSGA has joined a coalition filing a legal challenge to the WOTUS Rule

NSSGA's President and CEO, Michael Johnson, issued the following statement: "The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had no reason to finalise this new rule when the Supreme Court is deliberating the concept of significant nexus underpinning the rule and due to release a decision within a few months. 

"Having a new rule that is likely to only be in effect for a short time – the fifth in a decade – will have a chilling effect on the aggregate industry's ability to provide materials needed for vital infrastructure projects. The new rule is vague, reaches too broadly and will slow down or halt projects, increasing costs and impacting jobs all without improving water quality."

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