EPA updates to reduce methane from new landfills

July 3, 2014  |  Editorial

By Ron Bygness As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan—Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed in a July 1 press release updates to its air standards for new municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. The release continued: “These upda…
What’s the word in WRRDA?

June 1, 2014  |  Editorial

By Ron Bygness Geosynthetics! That’s the word all right! For the first time in U.S. history, the phrase “use of geosynthetic materials” is included in an official, passed-by-the-House, passed-by-the-Senate, signed-by-the-president, United-States-of-America law. You can read it yourself right h…
Geosynthetics and infrastructure

May 15, 2014  |  Editorial

Whither the geosynthetic products, applications, and services? White House official says: The Obama administration will intensify its efforts to get Congress to pass legislation that pays for roads and bridge repair. Money for roads and bridges? New York—The latest example is his campaign urging C…
Geosynthetic reinforced soil system for bridge building

April 25, 2014  |  Editorial

Pennsylvania’s State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) has several success stories to brag about, including geosynthetic reinforced soil integrated bridge systems (GRS-IBS). But a clear benefit of the group, according to Pennsylvania Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch, is that it shows t…