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Industry praises, seeks clarification of Trump's domestic steel pipeline plan

February 24, 2017 at 2:31 PM
President Trump's directive for the Commerce Department to create a plan requiring use of U.S.-produced steel in all new and retrofitted pipelines is drawing strong praise from the industry, although how the department defines American-made steel could have significantly different impacts on different types of steel producers, according to industry sources, attorneys and others. Under Trump's Jan. 24 memorandum , the Commerce Department's “Construction of American Pipelines” plan must be submitted to the president by July 23. “The administration will...


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