Government Seeks Emissions Data on Steel Production in the United States

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to submit a report on the greenhouse gas emissions associated with steel and aluminum production in the United States by January 28, 2025.

In a June 5 letter addressed to David Johanson, chairman of the ITC, Tai urges the commission to collect data on GHG emissions from makers of steel and aluminum.

Steel Manufacturers Association member companies make some of the cleanest, lowest-GHG steel in the world, using electric arc furnaces to melt scrap and turn it into the steel that goes into America’s buildings, bridges, railways, automobiles, and household appliances. EAF steelmaking is more energy efficient than traditional steelmaking, with 75 percent fewer CO2 emissions and less environmental impact.

Read the letter here.