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Lakes Limestone Trade Up Nearly 4 Percent in May

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.745 million tons in May, an increase of 3.9 percent compared to a year ago. May’s loadings also bettered the month’s five-year average by the same percent.

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Trade Commission Cements CRH, Ash Grove $3.5B Merger

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cleared the path for CRH plc to acquire Overland Park, Kan.-based Ash Grove Cement for $3.5 billion after the company agreed to divest facilities in three states.

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Federal Judge Blocks WOTUS Rule in 11 States

On June 8, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia blocked the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule in 11 states, making it void in 24 states total. The judge’s decision that the 2015 rule violated federal law, including the Clean Water Act and the Administrative Procedure Act, supports NSSGA’s long-standing opinion of WOTUS.

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CDE and Resolve Aggregates to Host Demo Event

CDE Global and Resolve Aggregates are hosting a demonstration event at Resolve Aggregates' site in Ravenna, Texas, on June 27. The Resolve Aggregates Open Day will provide visitors with a unique opportunity to see the latest wet processing technologies implemented by CDE.

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Aggregates Production Up Slightly in First Quarter

An estimated 256 million metric tons (Mt) of crushed stone was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the first quarter of 2018, a slight decrease compared with that of the same period of 2017, according to Jason Willett, crushed stone commodity specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The estimated annual output produced for consumption in 2017 was 1.35 billion metric tons (Gt), a slight decrease compared with that of 2016.

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