The IOA brought more than 45 Iron Range leaders together on Oct. 19 to continue working toward a science-based water quality standard that safeguards Minnesota’s wild rice and protects the future of the iron mining industry. Local business leaders and representatives from municipalities received a comprehensive briefing on the issue, including information about the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s (MPCA) public comment period expected to begin in early 2017. Speakers Kurt Anderson of Minnesota Power, Rob Beranek of Cliffs Natural Resources, …

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The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on September 12 voted to establish new tariffs on hot-rolled steel imports from Australia, Brazil, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Turkey – helping to level the playing field for American workers in the ongoing fight against illegal foreign steel dumping. The decision follows a September 2 ITC vote to establish new tariffs on cold-rolled steel products from Brazil, India, Korea, and the United Kingdom. The new tariffs will be in effect …

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On Tuesday, August 2, a taconite rock from the Minntac facility was delivered to the new Keewatin Community Center. The decorative rock was donated by U. S. Steel and is displayed prominently outside the building, located on the 200 block of 1st Street in downtown Keewatin.

The Iron Ore Alliance is pleased to share that the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) announced today that it is beginning an investigation of carbon and alloy steel products being imported from China. The investigation is based on a complaint filed by U. S. Steel Corporation and supported by thousands of local, state and federal officials, trade associations, customers and suppliers, employees, and union members. Read U. S. Steel’s statement on the investigation.

The Iron Ore Alliance is grateful for the widespread support from Minnesota stakeholders who are urging the U.S. International Trade Commission to initiate an investigation under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. This trade case is critical to the future viability of Minnesota’s 130-year legacy of iron mining and the jobs it supports. Letters of support have been submitted by Minnesota state and local lawmakers, business groups, and trade organizations, including: Governor Dayton Speaker of the House Kurt …

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