May 2012

Congressman steps up criticism of Rockefeller

(Charleston Daily Mail 5-2-2012) CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Rep. David McKinley on Tuesday stepped up his disagreement with Sen. Jay Rockefeller and said the senator "just doesn't get" the importance of preventing federal regulators from labeling coal ash as hazardous waste. McKinley, R-W.Va., said Rockefeller, D-W.Va., is taking a position that could drive up the price of concrete and reduce the number of roads and bridges built in America. McKinley wants to partially tie the hands of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate coal ash.

Jay, McKinley spar on coal ash provision

(The Charleston Gazette 5-2-2-2012) CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va, stressed his support for coal ash recycling on Wednesday and said statements made by Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va, about his position were misleading. "I do not and have never supported federal efforts to label coal ash as a hazardous waste, and he knows it. "Reuse and recycling of coal ash is absolutely in the best interests of West Virginia and the country.

Coal ash bill protects environment, preserves jobs

(The Hill 5-7-2012) Today our nation faces an economic climate in which our national debt is headed toward a record $17 trillion dollars. If we continue on this path, America will meet the fate countries like Greece, Italy and Portugal are now facing. Let’s put this into terms to which we all can relate:  $17 trillion is a debt that exceeds all the worth of our country’s production. If our government’s spending were like that of a family, the collection calls and overdue bills would have long ago caused families to cut spending.

McKinley seeks EPA enforcement probe

(News and Sentinel 5-4-2012)  A West Virginia congressman questioning remarks by a former administrator with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has asked for a probe into alleged unfair enforcement actions.Rep. David McKinley, R-1st, cited the comments by Dr. Al Armendariz, the former Region VI administrator who resigned after he said the EPA should make examples of companies like how the Romans performed random crucifixions in conquered lands to set examples of their authority. He made those comments two years ago and recently resigned after they came to light.

High Volume Fly Ash Masonry Grout

(Structure Magazine May 2012) Concrete masonry has many proven sustainable benefits including low maintenance requirements, long life cycle, high recyclability, high reusability potential, and lower energy cost over life span. The concrete masonry industry could become even more sustainable by reducing the use of Portland cement, whose production generates approximately one ton of carbon dioxide per produced ton.