National Security and Infrastructure

It is vital to U.S. national economic security and to our homeland security that America does not become dangerously dependent on offshore sources of supply for:

  • The steel that goes into our energy infrastructure such as petroleum refineries, oil and gas pipelines, storage tanks, electricity power generating plants, electric power transmission towers and utility distribution poles;
  • The steel that goes into our transportation security infrastructure such as highways, bridges, railroads, mass transit systems, airports, seaports and navigation systems;
  • The steel that goes into our health and public safety infrastructure such as dams and reservoirs, waste and sewage treatment facilities, the public water supply system and, increasingly, residential construction;
  • The steel that goes into our commercial, industrial and institutional complexes such as manufacturing plants, schools, commercial buildings, chemical processing plants, hospitals, retail stores, hotels, houses of worship and government buildings.