Environment

 

AISI has long identified environmental stewardship as part of our industry’s strategic plan and our vision for the future. We have carefully sought to reduce our environmental footprint even while producing the advanced and highly recyclable steel that our economy needs. However, the simultaneous development and implementation of multiple new environmental regulatory programs at the federal and state levels have created competitive disadvantages for the industry, endangered manufacturing jobs and added significant costs to operations while providing only marginal environmental benefits.

Industry Position: American steel producers have carefully sought to reduce our environmental footprint even while producing the advanced and highly recyclable steel that our economy needs. However, the simultaneous development and implementation of multiple new environmental regulatory programs at the federal and state levels have created competitive disadvantages for the industry. The Administration and Congress should act to reconsider recent EPA regulatory actions to examine the impact of these regulations on industrial competitiveness and to ensure adequate cost/benefit analysis.  More »

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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.