SMA President Quoted in Steel Market Update

A new EPA air quality rule that tightens limits on the smallest particulate matter in air could undercut the Biden administration’s industrial policy and harm steel manufacturers, according to an article in Steel Market Update.

In “Stricter EPA air-quality standards could hit steel,” Ethan Bernard explains that it could become difficult to operate steel mills and other manufacturing facilities in areas where soot levels exceed the new threshold.

He quotes SMA President Philip K. Bell: “This regulatory action threatens successful implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the CHIPS and Science Act, and the important clean energy provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act” and “will stifle the capital investment that creates jobs, reduces carbon emissions and modernizes manufacturing.”

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