Open energy sources and prosper AISI

Nov 11, 2005 | 04:11 AM |

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Washington, is throwing its energies into support for a measure that would open up new energy sources to the United States.

It didn't succeed last week, but it will have one more chance soon.

AISI joined representatives of a number of other industrial sectors and the oil industry last week in support of certain provisions of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 that would permit the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to be opened up for development.

Such actions would contribute to America's energy security and provide economic relief to domestic customers, AISI said.

"It is imperative that American manufacturers and other consumers have sufficient access to reliable and affordable alternative energy sources," said Andrew G. Sharkey III, president and chief executive officer of AISI. "Our nation's economic well-being depends on it."....

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