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Construction and Industrial Materials: Essential, Beneficial, Sustainable

A steady supply of construction and industrial materials are essential to the California Dream and our quality of life. In the same way we need water and power facilities, a reliable, local supply of construction and industrial materials is essential to modern society.  Try to imagine a world without rock, sand, gravel, concrete and industrial minerals. There would be no homes, highways, hospitals and schools. There would be no bridges, dams, solar panels, computers, life-saving medicines or many of the products we use each and every day.
The environmental and economic value and benefit of our industry is everywhere you look.
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  • Greenouse Gases Going Down

    A recent progress report from the Air Resources Board shows California is slightly ahead of emission reduction targets for greenhouse gas reduction. Based on 2017 data, emissions declined by 4.5%.  

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  • Aggregate Resources Report Issued for Sacramento Region

     Earlier this week, the California Geological Survey posted a report, Mineral Land Classification:  Concrete Aggregate in the Greater Sacramento Area Production-Consumption Region. 

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  • Report Card for California's Infrastructure - The Grades

    Today in Sacramento, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases their 2019 Report Card for California's Infrastructure.  You can catch the reports as they become available on their website at http://ascecareportcard.org/. This report comes the week we commemorate the sesquicentennial of the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad.  

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