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The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) applauded the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) for joining the growing chorus of state leaders opposing Congressional attempts to impose a problematic federal solution to combat metal theft.

Based on the Commerce Department’s most recent Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that steel import permit applications for the month of July total 3,241,000 net tons (NT).

The White House announced final Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations requiring existing electricity generating utilities to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 32 percent in the next 15 years, and effectively mandate that new coal-burning power plants use unviable carbon capture and storage technology.

Pennex Aluminum Company officially unveiled a $38 million state-of-the-art expansion which nearly triples the size of the Leetonia, Ohio aluminum extrusion and fabrication facility.

Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that the U.S. imported a total of 3,049,000 net tons (NT) of steel in June 2015, including 2,458,000 NT of finished steel (down 10.3 percent and 10.7 percent, respectively, vs. May final data).