New Study on China Pollution Levels

3/23/2009

"The fact that China is now responsible for at least 50 percent of total global steelmaking CO2 emissions generated and levels of pollution nearly 20 times higher per ton of steel in overall emissions of particulate matter than in the U.S, makes it obvious that any CO2 regulatory scheme in the U.S. involving the American steel industry that does not provide for similar measures to be taken by other major steel-producing nations such as China on a contemporary time line, will distort or adversely impact the competitiveness of U.S. steelmakers in comparison to global steelmakers."

Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO
American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)