Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), expressed gratitude to Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Carl Levin (D-Mich.), Robert Casey (D-Pa.), Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) and Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) for their efforts to ensure that climate legislation under development promotes manufacturing competitiveness, maintenance of jobs and reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions. These Senators collectively sent a letter to John Kerry (D-Mass.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) outlining the necessary aspects of climate change legislation to domestic manufacturing.

AISI sent a letter to the nine manufacturing state’s Senators expressing appreciation for their efforts and reiterating the critical issues to the steel industry that were addressed in the Senators’ AISI comprises 25 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and 138 associate and affiliate members who are suppliers to, or customers of, the steel industry.