Over the past several years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has undertaken an aggressive regulatory agenda, proposing a substantial number of new regulatory initiatives. AISI will continue to engage the Agency as it pushes ahead with new and revised regulations in a number of program areas, including air, water, toxic chemicals, and solid waste.
AISI has long identified environmental stewardship and commitment to sustainability as part of our industry’s strategic plan and our vision for the future. As a result of this commitment, we are aggressively seeking ways to reduce our environmental footprint even while producing the advanced and highly recyclable steel that our economy needs.
In fact, the American steel sector is recognized as having the steepest decline of total air emissions among nine manufacturing sectors studied in EPA's 2008 Sector Performance Report.
Industry Position: Congress should examine the impact of proposed environmental regulations on industrial competitiveness, require adequate cost/benefit analysis, and encourage greater transparency and industry access to the regulatory development process at EPA and state agencies. More »
6/14/2013 - Tampa, FL June 13, 2013 – Jorge Gerdau Johannpeter, chairman of the Board of Directors at Gerdau, was honored at by Worldfund, a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce ...
5/16/2013 - Speakers include AISI President and CEO Thomas J. Gibson and AISI Chairman Mike Rehwinkel, President and CEO, EVRAZ North America.
5/15/2013 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate today passed, by a vote of 83-14, legislation authorizing funding for the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which includes port ...
3/21/2013 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chief executives from a number of the leading steel companies in the U.S. today told members of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Commerce, ...
Scrap, both in the steel mill and at manufacturing plants where steel is shaped and cut, are always sent back and recycled to make a new batch of steel. And gases produced in the steelmaking process are recycled into the system to heat up the furnace, reducing the need for additional energy.