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New Year, New Laws: Welcome to 2016 Employment in California
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New Year, New Laws: Welcome to 2016 Employment in California

A new year means various new laws for workers and employers in California More

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Concrete Suppliers Under Investigation Over Hospital Project

Two reports allege weak concrete and fraud in the construction of a hospital in Malta. The project involves multiple suppliers and the international firm Skanska. More

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Proposed EPA Ozone Regulations Jeapordize Construction Employment

PCA estimates that the cement industry alone would have compliance costs and plant closures that could lead to the loss of nearly 900 jobs. More

American Concrete Institute Announces New Publication
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American Concrete Institute Announces New Publication

Legal Issues in Concrete Construction, Second Edition, by Jeffrey W. Coleman, P.E.... More

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Dropping LEED

Baltimore, one of the first U.S. cities to mandate LEED, has switched to the International Green Construction Code 2012 as an overlay to the city's building, fire, and related codes. More

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Protecting Streams and Wetlands

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) jointly released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources. The proposed rule will benefit businesses by increasing efficiency in determining coverage of the Clean Water Act. More

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Coal Ash Association Applauds EPA Deadline for Finalizing Regulations

In a Consent Decree signed by all of the parties to a federal lawsuit that sought to compel a deadline for EPA, the Agency agreed to a December 19, 2014, deadline and continued to signal that its final regulation would be promulgated under the “non-hazardous” Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA.”) More

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Are Producers Ready for Carbon Trading?

Back in the mid-1980s, a cartoon depicted a sodden and visibly degenerating group of Canadians peering forlornly south of the border as rain fell-acid rain as it turned out spiced by the sulfurous output from a hundred coal-burning power plants in the Northeast U.S. More

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Preparing for the Health Care Law

This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand the vast majority of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the nation's new health care law. More

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Health Care for All, but at What Cost?

More provisions of the new law take effect in 2011. More

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