US Senators Join Chorus: “Illegal” Steel Pipe Dumping by S Korea

On Monday MDN reported that the chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, Robert F. Powelson, was up in arms over what he considers to be the illegal dumping of steel pipes by South Korea in the U.S. (see New Issue: Ban Use of Cheap/Imported Steel Pipes in PA Marcellus?). Many (most?) of those steel pipes are being used by the shale drilling industry across the country, including (presumably) in the Marcellus/Utica region.

Powelson is not the only person to voice a concern. Now, liberal Democrat Senator Sherrod Brown (Ohio) and conservative Republican Senator Jeff Sessions (Alabama) have joined the chorus. Citing a new report that says illegal dumping of steel pipes threatens a half million U.S. jobs, Brown and Session are pushing U.S. trade officials to remove an exemption on steel imports for South Korea…

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