Permit reform can spur growth says congressman

Republican Congressman Paul A Gosar (R-Arizona) says that streamlining permits can improve aggregates production and infrastructure building.

Writing in the Hill, a Washington DC publication, he said aggregates are the “foundations for everything from railroads to seaports, power plants to wind farms, waste treatment facilities to communications grids and data storage centers.”

Gosar said: “As chairman of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, I had the chance to hear directly from mining industry leaders during a congressional hearing last month. Their message to Congress was clear: Infrastructure won’t be on time without American mines.”

Ward Nye, Martin Marietta chairman, National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, who testified at that March hearing, told the subcommittee that investing in infrastructure “will put people to work, we will increase our global competitiveness and we will have our country in a much better long-term position economically than it is today. Yet, it is all too common for critical projects to be delayed by regulatory roadblocks”.

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