Environmental Observer
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www.agc.orgNovember 30, 2011 / Issue No. 10
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On the Inside
Editor's Note
AGC Delivers on Environmental Reform
EPA Briefs AGC on Plans to Revamp CWA Jurisdiction, Solicits Input
AGC Offers Education Series on How to Meet National Oil Spill Planning Deadline
Senators Introduce Amendment to Block Federal Land and Water Grab
AGC Responds to EPA on Consideration of Beneficial Use Data in Fly Ash Disposal Rule
AGC and AIA Issue Executive Summary of Sustainability and Risk Summit
News & Events
2012 AGC’s Contractors Environmental Conference; Call for Presentations
Editor's Note
AGC Delivers on Environmental Reform

AGC environmental victories include “wins” on issues such as: National Air Standards, EPA’s ‘Mud Rule,’ Fly Ash in Construction, Lead Paint ‘Clearance’ Testing, Off-road Diesel Emissions Rules and Funding for Diesel Retrofit. These efforts save member firms billions of dollars every year.

AGC works year-round to protect construction jobs and the environment, and has a long history of working closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to improve environmental performance in a way that doesn’t undermine economic growth. AGC consistently brings contractors’ views to the forefront and helps craft solutions that protect the environment and help members.

Our goal is to protect the industry from costly, prescriptive and unnecessary regulations that would hurt the economy without benefitting the environment.

Over the past year, AGC has successfully pushed the administration to re-examine or delay promulgating a host of significant federal environmental rules with massive economic costs and dubious environmental benefits including:

  • National Air Standards
  • EPA’s ‘Mud Rule’
  • Fly Ash in Construction
  • Lead Paint ‘Clearance’ Testing
  • Off-road Diesel Emissions Rules
  • Funding for Diesel Retrofit.

In addition, AGC has secured millions in federal funding for contractors who voluntarily retrofit their off-road diesel equipment.

Click here to learn more about AGC’s latest environmental victories.

For more information, contact Leah Pilconis at pilconisl@agc.org or Melinda L. Tomaino at tomainom@agc.org. Return to Top

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