The federal government has issued new rules to protect workers from dangerous air pollution.
But a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) says that under current regulations, workers who suffer from lung cancer can’t rely on those protections to make ends meet.
The new regulations could put workers’ lives at risk, the study warns.
“The U.S. is a very good place to work if you want to make a living and if you’re doing something that you enjoy, but we can’t count on it to last forever,” said IEEFA’s Richard N. Vedder, an air quality expert.
“And so what you really need to do is get people to get more educated and think about this issue, and that’s what we’ve done.”
The IEEFEA study, released Thursday, examines how the government has responded to air pollution concerns over the past two decades.
It looks at what has been done in recent years, such as the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and the approval of the federal Clean Power Plan.
It also examines what’s changed since those changes were implemented, and how those changes are affecting the nation’s steel industry.
The report says that in 2013, the U.N. agency issued new air quality regulations, which require manufacturers of steel products to provide a “hazardous air quality” rating for certain factories.
Those regulations came into effect in July 2015, and the new rules were finalized in January of this year.
The regulations also require certain facilities to comply with stricter emissions limits.
But those requirements are voluntary, meaning that most businesses that make steel products aren’t required to meet them.
That’s what the new study is all about.
It finds that while these new regulations have increased the number of steel plants in operation, it’s also caused the number and type of plants to decline, with the result that a larger share of those plants are now operating at a lower level of compliance.
The IAEA study found that since 2013, only 11% of the steel plants that were operating in the United States were certified as “clean” under the new regulations.
This is less than 1% of total U.A. steel plants, which are responsible for nearly 20% of U.K. steel production.
The majority of the remaining plants that met the new standards were in operation with compliance rates of less than 10%, according to IAEFA.
“We think that if we really want to see this industry succeed, we need to be looking at what we’re actually doing in the industry,” Vedder said.
“We need to have a serious discussion about what the appropriate level of air quality is, and we need a clear regulatory framework.”
The industry, Vedder says, has been able to maintain its reputation as a leading steel producer by developing its own products.
But Vedder thinks that’s because it has the ability to keep producing its own steel, without the constraints of a regulatory framework.
“That means you’re able to create more jobs,” he said.
And there are more than 200 steel companies operating in America today, according to the IAEFAA, and some of them are operating at lower levels of compliance with the new air pollution standards than in 2013.
That means the number is growing, which is good for steelworkers, but the IEEA study says that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good thing.
It’s the job of steelworkers to maintain the reputation of their industry, and Vedder argues that those jobs have been lost because the industry has been forced to make the difficult choices that it has to make to keep production running.
The new regulations are set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2020.