Environmental

Between ever-changing EPA regulations and innovative green construction methods and materials, CEG knows that keeping up-to-date on the industry's latest sustainability breakthroughs is a key part of the future of construction.


A California agency that funds wildlife conservation initiatives across the state announced it will give $5 million toward construction of the Liberty Canyon wildlife bridge in Agoura Hills, according to a report. Currently in planning stages, the $88-million land bridge will consist of a 200-ft.

Helping others become stewards of the health of the planet, while still operating a successful business, is a dream for many owners and executives. But, in 1999, J. Gary Steele and his wife, Charlot, did just that when they formed Advanced Residuals Management (ARM) LLC.

SEATTLE (AP) A Washington state county announced its goal to remove the Electron Dam on the Puyallup River located roughly 42 mi. (68 km) southeast of Seattle following the pollution of the river by the dam's owners. Electron Hydro, the dam's owners, polluted over 40 mi.

The Trump administration's recent modernization of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is a "long overdue remedy" bringing "much-needed clarity after decades of conflict and confusion" that have needlessly delayed essential transportation projects, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) told a federal court Sept.

Got heavy-duty trucks? Federal and state environmental agencies have your assets on their radars. Critical policy programs such as the Cleaner Trucks Initiative, and California's Heavy-Duty Low NOx Omnibus rule and the Advanced Clean Trucks Initiative are affecting the trucking side of the heavy construction industry despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) A federal appeals court on Aug. 5 reversed a judge's order that shut down the Dakota Access pipeline pending a full environmental review. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit sided with pipeline owner Energy Transfer to keep the oil flowing, saying a lower-court judge "did not make the findings necessary for injunctive relief." But the appellate court declined to grant Energy Transfer's motion to block the review, saying the company had "failed to make a strong showing of likely success." The appeals court said it expects the parties to "clarify their positions" in the lower court.

Plans to modernize a portion of Central Oregon Irrigation District's irrigation infrastructure by piping canals in the Redmond area have been approved by a federal agency to move forward into construction. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has released a Final Watershed Plan-Environmental Assessment and a Finding of No Significant Impact for the Central Oregon Irrigation District's Smith Rock-King Way Infrastructure Modernization Project.

A new Florida law now requires public coastal construction projects to first be reviewed for impacts on the state's fragile seashore because of rising sea levels. The measure is being hailed by environmentalists as an important step in addressing the encroaching ocean in a state with more than 1,300 mi.

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the release of the Administration's final rule reforming the National Environmental Policy Act Permitting Process: "This updated review process will make it easier to rebuild aging infrastructure, attract private investment, support efforts to reinvigorate our economy and continue to provide strict protections for the environment.

Volvo Construction Equipment was awarded a $2 million grant for a commercial pilot of the company's electric, zero emission excavator and electric wheel loader in California. The grant, administered by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD), is funded by the U.S.

In 2017, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Construction and Demolition industry in the United States created almost 570 million tons of waste. It's easy to think of waste as being worthless – but it has a huge cost – social, environmental and economic.