The United States has spent more than $200 million to scrap aluminum and other scrap from ships that have been wrecked by global warming, according to an Environmental Protection Agency report.
And in November, President Trump signed a law that makes it harder for American manufacturers to import used aluminum.
The Environmental Protection Act has come under fire in recent years, however, as the agency has been criticized for not doing enough to prevent the damage from occurring.
In 2016, the agency found that nearly one-third of aluminum shipped overseas had been recycled, which is considered one of the biggest sources of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States.
That’s a significant amount of aluminum, and it is often used in some of the nation’s biggest companies, including Dow Chemical, General Motors, and Intel.
The Trump administration has been working to make aluminum scrap recyclers more efficient and more accountable.
And the EPA’s plan to reduce the carbon emissions of American aluminum producers has gained more support from the Trump administration.
On Tuesday, the White House announced the launch of a White House-backed task force to look into the issue.
It also plans to convene a series of federal, state, and local officials to examine how to mitigate the effects of global warming on the aluminum industry.
The plan is part of a $7.8 billion federal effort to cut carbon emissions from the aluminum sector.
The EPA estimates that reducing carbon emissions will reduce aluminum demand by 2.8 million tons a year by 2035.