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www.agc.orgDecember 8, 2009
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ENVIRONMENT
EPA Endangerment Finding Will Undermine Recovery
AGC Meets with CARB to Discuss Emissions Data
AGC's Long-Fought Battles with EPA Must Continue as Stormwater Rule is Finalized
LEGISLATIVE
Senate Health Care Reform Debate Underway, AGC Remains Concerned
House Passes Bill to Make Permanent 2009 Estate Tax
AGC's Doug Pitcock Tells Obama Investments in Infrastructure Are Critical to Economic Growth, President Agrees
Congress Continues to Focus on a “Jobs” Bill
Phone-In Planned to Get Attention of Congress on Transportation Reauthorization
SIMONSON SAYS
Jobs Data: Too Early for Jubilation
AGC IN THE NEWS
AGC Member Waters Construction Featured on CNN
Construction Spending Falls Again, AGC Urgently Calls for Infrastructure Investment
Only Five Out of the Nation's Largest 337 Communities See Increase in Employment
Construction Unemployment Nears 20 Percent as Another 27,000 Construction Workers Loser Job in November
Wall Street Journal Cover Story Shows How Uncertainty Hurts Business
SAFETY
Michaels Confirmed as Head of OSHA
BOOKSTORE
Leadership for Project Managers
Special Holiday Offer From AGC
MEETINGS & EVENTS
AGC's 91st Annual Convention & Pavilion
HR and Training & Development Conference Helps Industry
80 Attend Construction Leadership Council Fall Event
AGC to Host Charity Event During Annual Convention, Volunteers Needed
AGC Safety & Health Conference Hotel Deadline Dec. 18
Registration Open for 2010 Winter BIMForum
Join Us in January for AGC’s Building Contractors Conference
EDUCATION & RESOURCES
LEED®-NC v. 3: Overview and Impact on Construction Practices Webinar
The Ten Rules of Networking: Rule #7 – Add value to bring in value
Build Project Management Skills with AGC’s Project Management Course
LABOR
AGC Represented at DHS Symposium Where ICE Announces New E-Verify Campaign & Additional I-9 Audits
EEOC Mandates Use of Revised Poster, Effective November 21, 2009
AWARDS
AGC Accepting Education Excellence Awards Applications
 
ENVIRONMENT
EPA Endangerment Finding Will Undermine Recovery
 

Following the Environmental Protection Agency's announcement yesterday that greenhouse gas emissions endanger public health, AGC issued a statement calling for the administration to rethink its misguided approach.

AGC said that the finding will delay construction activity, undermine economic recovery and push construction unemployment above its current 19.4 percent rate.  AGC pointed out that while it fully supports measures to improve our environment, EPA’s announcement will make it harder to build the greener future our planet needs.  Every construction project in America is now likely to be put on standby until federal bureaucrats decide whether or not to grant Clean Air Act permits, making it even hard to construct efficient new buildings, cut polluting traffic or retrofit existing inefficient buildings.

For more information, contact Karen Lapsevic at (202) 547-4733 or lapsevick@agc.org. Return to Top

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